Walter A. Aviles

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Virtual reality technology is now being used to provide exposure and desensitization for a number of phobic conditions. In this paper, we first review these current applications and discuss the work needed to refine and expand these applications to phobias. We then comment briefly on some preliminary applications of VR technology to mental-health problems(More)
This article describes the use of haptic technology to support student learning for middle school students who are blind or visually impaired. Haptic technology allows the students to interact with 3D objects and experience abstract ideas, such as weight or force. These effects were used to help students grasp concepts in mathematics and science. A low-cost(More)
In 1992, at the request of a consortium of federal agencies, the National Research Council established a committee to "recommend a national research and development agenda in the area of virtual reality" to set U.S. government R&D funding priorities for virtual reality (VR) for the next decade. The committee spent two years studying the current state of VR,(More)
Professor Louis D. Braida, Nathaniel I. Durlach, Dr. Charlotte M. Reed, Dr. Mandayam A. Srinivasan, Dr. Patrick M. Zurek, Dr. Cagatay Basdogan, Dr. Joseph G. Desloge, Dr. Julie E. Greenberg, Dr. Matthew H. Power, Dr. J. Kenneth Salisbury, Dr. David W. Schloerb, Dr. Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham, Dr. Thomas E.v. Wiegand, Andrew R. Brughera, Merry A. Brantley,(More)
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