VR headsets & controllers, medical devices, the Mars Rover, and autonomous vehicles... what do they all have in common? Sensors!
This week's Health Systems Chat in Social VR occurs during Sensors Expo & Conference and Medical Sensors Design Conference, both in San Jose. Let's talk about sensors, AKA transducers or detectors, tiny little devices detecting physical quantities and transmitting signals. We will speak of sensors generally (terminology, high-level how they work), sensors most important to virtual reality (eg. motion & orientation), and, finally, a bit about medical sensors.
Bring your questions and ideas for improving virtual reality and healthcare!
PS Our chat will occur on Mars! Next to the Mars 2020 rover. Why? Well, because social VR... and because the rover is absolutely jam-packed with cool sensors. They are used to help navigate and keep the rover safe, as well as send signals back to Earth to help plan for future (hu)manned missions to Mars. Just think, we'll be able to experience those missions via telepresence and virtual reality! There's even an autonomous vehicle angle. The Mars 2020 Rover will carry an autonomous helicopter (see link below).
Mars Rover Links