Research Project: Distance Perception Detection Using Variable Distance Virtual Software

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Start Date

December 17, 2015

End Date

February 06, 2017

Current Status

Completed

Project Client:

Dr. Joseph Clark

Professor
UC Athletics, Baseball
UC College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology

joe.clark@uc.edu

Project Lead:

Rebecca J. Drury

UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research

druryra@ucmail.uc.edu

Previous Lead:

Bernard A. Casey

UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research

caseybr@ucmail.uc.edu

Project Sponsor:

Chris M. Collins

UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research

chris.collins@uc.edu

Project Description

The UC Athletics Department has requested development of prototype research software to measure distance perception in student athletes and collect preliminary data in preparation to solicit funding for further research and development.  The goal of the research project is to determine baseline distance perception performance, develop and test training methodologies to assess distance perception performance, and ultimately improve athletic performance outcomes.  If successful, the training techniques and software application may positively impact performance of UC student athletes, and have licensing/commercialization potential to third party sports organizations.