METRIX: Multimodal Engagement ThRu Immersive eXperience
||Dr Farzam FARBIZ
Scientist and Programme Manager
Institute for Infocomm Research
Envisaging the disappearance of boundaries between the real and virtual worlds, the METRIX Programme strives to be the global frontrunner for the development of 3D immersive experiences, primarily through the incorporation of realistic and synchronized synthesis of audio-visual-haptics as well as thorough analysis of natural human interactivity. Presently, user-centric solutions, in various areas including sports, fashion and entertainment are being developed. The unique sensation of concurrently experiencing the real and virtual worlds distinguishes the technologies developed by METRIX from existing state-of-the-art technologies. Additionally, proposed technological platforms are being developed in-house and tightly integrated into seamless solutions. METRIX aims to collaborate extensively with potential partners, some of which include sports and gaming companies, military, advertising firms, and fashion houses with the ultimate aim of licensing our developed technology for incorporation into their products and services.
Speaker's Brief Bio
Dr Farzam Farbiz is a Scientist and a Programme Manager at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore, School of Computing. In 2010, he and his team were nominated as one of the top finalists for the “2010 World Technology Awards” under the entertainment category. His research interests include augmented and virtual reality, multimodal human computer interaction, haptics, image processing, and entertainment technology. He received his Ph.D. from Amirkabir University of Technology in 1999.