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Flexible Vision Augumentation for Social Inclusion

Talk by Prof. Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

03 February 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00
SR Franz Leberl
Inffeldgasse 16, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz


VR and AR technologies can be used to overcome physical constraints and maximize individual abilities and promote social participation and contribution. For example, it is possible to redesign and augment the inherent visual ability using advanced head worn displays and real-time image processing. In this talk, I will introduce the technology for flexible vision augmentation and its future prospects, along with various research examples that I have been involved in. In particular, I will introduce recent case studies in our laboratory for improving QoL in various scenes of daily life.


Kiyoshi Kiyokawa is a Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, since 2017. He received my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in

1996 and 1998, respectively. He was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1998. He worked for Communications Research Laboratory (current National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) from 1999 to 2002.

He was a visiting researcher at Human Interface Technology Laboratory of University of Washington from 2001 to 2002. He was an Associate Professor at Cybermedia Center, Osaka University from 2002 to 2017.

His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, human augmentation, 3D user interfaces, CSCW, and context awareness.

He has been involved in organizing IEEE and ACM conferences, such as IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), IEEE Virtual Reality, IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), and ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST).

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