R&D is in our DNA

We like to stay at least 5 years ahead of the commercial state of the art in immersive technologies & have forged long term research partnerships with academics, scientists & artists. Below are some of the papers, workshops & demos by our CEO (Dr Harry Brenotn) which have stretched the possibilities of the medium to near breaking point.

Avatars, virtual humans & social VR

Brenton H. The illusion of life in VR. NYU immersive storytelling course, London, Feb 2020.

Brenton H. Designing Avatars & Non Player Characters in VR. VR Show, April 2017.

Brenton H. In Touch with reality: body transfer demo. Wellcome Trust, Oct 2016

Brenton H. Gillies M, Xueni Pan S. Body language in VR. Develop: VR Nov 2016L

Brenton H. Shapeshifter: humuncular flexibility in VR. Space workshop, July 2017

Brenton H. Gillies M, Xueni Pan S. New Frontiers of Immersive UX. Develop VR, Dec 2016

Brenton H, The Emerging Grammar of VR. VR Meetup, Bossa Studios, Dec 2015.

VR / AI collaborations with UCL, Goldsmiths, Durham

Dewe H, Gottwald J, Bird L, Brenton H, Gillies M, Cowie D. Movement in children’s sense of embodiment. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, April 2021

Pan X, Brenton H et al. Professional Awareness in VR: Responses of GPs to Child Safeguarding. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, June 2018.

Brenton H, Gillies M, Xueni Pan S. Emotion, Empathy & body language in VR: lessons from 15 years of research. Playhubs, Somerset House. March 2016.

Gillies M, Brenton H, Kleinsmith, A. Body language Embodied Design of Full Bodied Interaction with Virtual Humans 2nd International workshop moving & computing.August 2015

Gillies M, Brenton, H. Debugging Interactive Machine Learning ACM Intelligent UI 2015

Medical simulation collaboration with Imperial College / NHS

Brenton H, Woodward P, Gillies M, Birns J,Bello, F. Linking Aetiology with Social Communication in a Virtual Stroke Patient 15th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Delft 2015

Khatib M, Brenton H et al. Validation of open inguinal hernia repair simulation: a randomised trial American Journal of Surgery 2013

Brenton H, Bello F. Current and future simulation and learning technologies. Book chapter in Surgical education in theoretical perspective Springer 2011

Brenton H et al. The use of 3D and multimedia to teach anatomy.Computers and Education 2007.

Smith S, Brenton H, Roberts N, Partridge M. Computer Assisted Learning is a useful tool to teach spirometry.Thorax 2005.