Thomas Furness

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1. Introduction In a sense virtual reality (VR) is in a situation similar to the situation that artificial intelligence was some two decades ago. That is, it is a technology that has received much popular attention and for which the publicity received has far overshadowed the reality. The acid test of an artificial intelligence system was that the user of(More)
This paper describes a pilot study using a prototype telerehabilitation system (Ghostman). Ghostman is a visual augmentation system designed to allow a physical therapist and patient to inhabit each other's viewpoint in an augmented real-world environment. This allows the therapist to deliver instruction remotely and observe performance of a motor skill(More)
This paper proposes methods for detecting and tracking moving body parts such as the eyes, lips, and hands to enable natural interaction with smart phone platforms. For demonstrating these methods we have implemented a markerless-based augmented reality on an Android-based smart phone. For interaction the user does not use any extra appliances except for(More)
This is to certify that I have examined this copy of a doctoral dissertation by Amlan Mukherjee and have found that it is complete and satisfactory in all respects, and that any and all revisions required by the final examining committee have been made. Date: In presenting this dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree(More)
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