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Catalyst: Avatars, ABC TV (Australia)

Catalyst: Avatars, ABC TV (Australia)

What are the psychological consequences of spending more time in virtual worlds than in actual reality? That's what the Virtual Human Interaction Lab is dedicated to answering. ABC TV »   [video width="512" height="288"...

Virtual game of life, Bangkok Post

Virtual game of life, Bangkok Post

VHIL is studying how gamification techniques can be applied in the workplace to improve employee performance. Bangkok Post »

Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime, BBC News

Real-world beaming: The risk of avatar and robot crime, BBC News

VHIL is currently studying the impact of Kinect technology. Capturing an individual's gestures is potentially a powerful tool in the hands of an identity thief. Non-verbal behaviour, like the way you walk, is more revealing about you than what you decide to put on...

Avatars set to shape real-world habits, New Scientist

Avatars set to shape real-world habits, New Scientist

The shift to a world where virtual experiences are common — and almost as intense and meaningful as real ones — presents powerful psychological opportunities. VHIL studies demonstrate how virtual worlds can translate to the physical world. New Scientist » [button...

Your Kinect Is Watching You, Slate

Your Kinect Is Watching You, Slate

Decades of psychological research demonstrate that the way you move is more revealing than what you say. Game platforms like the Kinect continuously observe your nonverbal behavior. VHIL and other labs are starting to study what the Kinect and other gaming systems...

Cognitive Therapy Using Virtual Reality, FutureMed

Cognitive Therapy Using Virtual Reality, FutureMed

Jeremy Bailenson talks about the power of virtual reality technology to effect behavioral change, especially in the challenging area of lifestyle modification. Filmed at FutureMed, Singularity University.

Take a tour of the virtual future at Stanford, Stanford Report

Take a tour of the virtual future at Stanford, Stanford Report

VHIL researchers use their cutting-edge lab to predict what household technology is going to be like in the future and how that's going to affect people. Stanford Report » [button text="View PDF" link="2012/sr-tour-virtual-future.pdf" style="default" size="normal"...

The Reality of The Virtual, The Wall Street Journal

The Reality of The Virtual, The Wall Street Journal

When you put on the head-mounted display and chop down a virtual redwood, VHIL's haptic floor allows you to feel the forest shudder under foot. The Wall Street Journal » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2011/wsj-reality-virtual.pdf" style="default" size="normal"...