Research

Projects & Collaborations:

 

EU FP7

EPSRC

ARUK

RCPSG (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

RCSEd (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

NES (NHS Education Scotland)

NHS AyrShire and Arran

NHS Highlands and Islands

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

QinetiQ

Thales

BAE

Fisher Defence Submarines

FORD UK

SUZUKI US

Scottish Water

 

 

 

 

VAPS Research Group

 

Prof Vassilis Charissis

Prof. Gianna Cassidy  

Prof Tom Buggy

Prof Caroline Parker

Dr Don Knox

Dr Warren Chan 

Dr Romana Ramzan

Dr Soheeb Khan

Dr John David Moore

Dr Andrew Crossan

Dr John Lynn

Mr Peter Barrie

Mr Jim Devon

Mrs Julie Cambell

Mr David Farrell

Mr Brian MacDonald​

Mr Eddie Horn ​

 

My PhD Students

 

Ramesh Lagoo - current

Athanasios Antyras - current

Riccardo Lazzarini - current

Kweku Larbi - current

Shu Wang (PhD to be awarded 2018)

Victor Nyamse (PhD  to be awarded 2018)

Samar AlTarteer (PhD awarded 2015)

Jannat Falah (PhD awarded 2014)

Soheeb Khan (PhD awarded 2014)

Warren Chan (PhD awarded 2014)

Salsbeel Alfalah (PhD awarded 2013)

 

 

Project Activities by Year:

 

Projects 2019

 

87.   CREW ( Centre of Expertise for Waters) Project 

Consultation for Big Data visualisation related to water pollution.

Development of proposed solutions.

86.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – AR and Gesture Recognition for Infotainment Systems (v 3.0)

Development of gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system tackling the issue of driver's cognitive overload by the vehicular infotainment systems.

Projects 2018

 

85.   CREW ( Centre of Expertise for Waters) Project (successful bid) 

Consultation for Big Data analysis, visualisation and presentation related to water pollution.

84.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – AR and Gesture Recognition for Infotainment Systems (v 2.0)

Development of gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system tackling the issue of driver's cognitive overload by the vehicular infotainment systems.

83.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype –  Rear Passengers Infotainment Systems (v 2.0)

Development of AR HUD, a handheld controller and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system dedicated to the rear passengers in the vehicle. Provision of information of landmarks, routes, news, games and entertainment.

82.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v5 (Gesture Recognition)

Development of gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system tackling the issue of driver's cognitive overload by the vehicular infotainment systems.

Projects 2017

 

81.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype –  Rear Passengers Infotainment Systems (v 1.0)

Development of AR HUD, gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system dedicated to the rear passengers in the vehicle. Provision of information of landmarks, routes, news, games and entertainment.

80.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – AR and Gesture Recognition for Infotainment Systems (v 1.0)

Development of gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system tackling the issue of driver's cognitive overload by the vehicular infotainment systems.

79.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v4 (Gesture Recognition)

Development of gesture recognition and direct manipulation interface for prototype HUD system.

 

78.   Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratory 2- VR Driving Simulator V4 (Y3)

Completion stage of the CAVE immersive space of the 4th generation VR Driving Simulator.

 

 

Projects 2016

 

77.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v4 (Visual Interface)

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. 

 

76.   VR Driving Simulator V4 Prototype 

New VR Driving Simulator that could embed data from VANETS simulations. 

 

75.    ARUK  (Revision - Y3)

Development of e-Learning package for Ultrasound Techniques for MSK scanning funded by ARUK. A highly interactive website and digital training material for medical practitioners in Scotland.

 

74.   Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratory 2- VR Driving Simulator V4 (Y2)

(State of the Art Laboratory Development)

Establishing the second VRS Lab in GCU that hosts a full-scale 3D/VR Driving Simulator. Design, develop and build state of the art laboratory. The lab was funded both by external projects and the School of Engineering and Built Environment GCU. 

 

 

Projects 2015

 

 

73.   Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratory 2- VR Driving Simulator (Y1)

Establishing the second VRS Lab in GCU that hosts a full-scale 3D/VR Driving Simulator. Design, develop and build state of the art laboratory. The lab was funded both by external projects and the School of Engineering and Built Environment GCU. 

 

72.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v3 evaluation process

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. Published  Internationally.

 

71.   NoPILLS EU Project (Y3)

Big Data Visualisation, development of VR Real-Time interface for the NoPILLS EU project.

http://www.nweurope.eu/about-the-programme/our-impact/challenge-3/the-nopills-in-waters-project/

 

Projects 2014

 

70.    NoPILLS EU Project (Y2)

Big Data Visualisation, development of VR Real-Time interface for the NoPILLS EU project.

 

69.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v3 evaluation process

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. Published  Internationally.

 

68.   VR Driving Simulator V3 Prototype (Y1)

Open Source based Driving simulator developed for the evaluation of the prototype Head-up display interface for new HCI system. Published  Internationally.

 

 

 

Projects 2013

 

67.   NoPILLS EU Project (Y2)

Big Data Visualisation, development of VR Real-Time interface for the NoPILLS EU project.

 

66.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – v3 complete and evaluation process

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. Published  Internationally.

 

65.   VR Driving Simulator V3 Prototype

Open Source based Driving simulator developed for the evaluation of the prototype Head-up display interface for new HCI system. Published  Internationally.

 

64.    ARUK Project (Y2)

Development of e-Learning package for Ultrasound Techniques for MSK scanning funded by ARUK. Highly interactive website and digital training material for medical practitioners in Scotland.

 

 

 

Projects 2012

 

63.    Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype v2

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions.

 

 

62.   ARUK Project (successful bid)

Development of e-Learning package for Ultrasound Techniques for MSK scanning funded by ARUK. Highly interactive website and digital training material for medical practitioners in Scotland.

 

 

61.   NES Knee Project (Phase 2)

Development of e-Learning package for Lower Back Pain funded by NES. Highly interactive website and digital training material for GPs in Scotland.

 

60.   Regional Anaesthesia (Y4)

Human-Computer Interface (HCI) and 3D visualisation for regional anaesthesia training for anaesthetists doctors. Development of simulation scenarios. Published  Internationally.

 

 

 

Projects 2011

 

59.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype – System Optimisation for new Icons

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. 

 

58.   Regional Anaesthesia (Y3)

Human-Computer Interface (HCI) and 3D visualisation for regional anaesthesia training for anaesthetists doctors. Development of simulation scenarios. Published  Internationally.

 

57.    NES Knee Project (Phase 1)

Development of e-Learning package for Lower Back Pain funded by NES. A highly interactive website and digital training material for GPs in Scotland.

 

56.    Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratory (VRS Lab)  

(State of the Art Laboratory Development)

Establishing the VRS Lab in GCU. Design, develop and build state of the art laboratory. The lab was funded primarily by external projects. 

 

Projects 2010

 

55.   Head-Up Display (HUD) prototype for Older Users

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions.

 

54.   Lower Back Pain (Phase 2)

Development of e-Learning package for Lower Back Pain funded by NES. A highly interactive website and digital training material for GPs in Scotland.

 

53.   Regional Anaesthesia (Y2)

Human-Computer Interface (HCI) and 3D visualisation for regional anaesthesia training for anaesthetists doctors. Development of simulation scenarios. Published  Internationally.

 

 

Projects 2009

 

52.   Head-Up Display (HUD) and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Systems (MANETS) (ongoing)

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions. Collaboration with Chalmers Institute of Technology.

Published  Internationally.

 

51.   Evaluation of Virtual Reality system for Automotive applications. (Preliminary study)

A preliminary study that investigates the utilisation of VR

Collaboration with Volkswagen.

Published  Internationally.

 

50.   Lower Back Pain - NES & NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Development of e-Learning package for Lower Back Pain funded by NES. Highly interactive website and digital training material for GPs in Scotland.

 

49.   Regional Anaesthesia (Y2)

Human-Computer Interface (HCI) and 3D visualisation for regional anaesthesia training for anaesthetists doctors. Development of simulation scenarios.

Published  Internationally.

 

48.   Full Human-model development for VR environment (Y2)

Development of high-definition VR model for medical applications. Laser Scanning of cadaveric material, digitization and development of VR human model for teaching anatomy.  Published  Internationally.

 

47.   Lumbar Puncture V2

Development of accurate lumbar VR model and HCI operating environment for haptic simulation, based on Phantom arm-device. Published  Internationally.

 

46.    Inguinal Canal V2 

Structural analysis and 3D visualization of the inguinal canal complex. HCI development for a number of different environments including Fakespace table TM and haptic glove interaction.

Published  Internationally.

 

 

 

Projects 2008

 

45.   Head-Up Display (HUD) and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Systems (MANETS) (Phase 5)

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development for HUD system for augmenting car safety by utilising off-the-shelf wireless components to monitor continuously changing road conditions.

Published  Internationally.

 

44.   SRV-ROV Submarine project for Fisher Defence and Singapore Marine Technologies (Part 3).

Feasibility study for 3D explanatory simulation of rescue processes in real-time synthetic environments. Published  Internationally.

 

43.   Regional Anesthesia (Y1)

Human-Computer Interface (HCI) and 3D visualisation for regional anaesthesia training for anaesthetists doctors. Development of simulation scenarios.

 

42.   Chest Drain

Human-Computer Interface and 3D visualisation for chest drain training for trainee doctors.

Development of haptic simulation for chest drain.

 

41.   Rectal Junction

Development of a 3D model of the rectal junction for anatomy teaching and surgical rehearsal. (Phase 1). Colonoscopy simulator development (Phase 2).

 

40.   Shoulder - (Arthroscopy)

Development of a 3D model of the shoulder for anatomy teaching and surgical rehearsal. (Phase 1). Safe shoulder-injection practising simulator development (Phase 2).

 

39.    Medical Visualisation Network project (MVF continuation)

Organising and managing responsibilities for a rapidly growing society, with currently 28 medical specialties, 6 engineering specialties and more than 160 members.

 

 

Projects 2007

 

38.   Head-Up Display (HUD) : Interrupt strategies Study (Phase 4)

Study for development of interrupt strategies and incoming information prioritization during driving. HMI development for manipulation of mobile-phone calls, messages and other similar alerts, through a prototype HUD system. Ten drivers’ evaluation study. Data analysis and Results presented in international conferences. Published  Internationally.

 

37.   Inguinal Canal

Structural analysis and 3D visualization of the inguinal canal complex. HCI development for a number of different environments including Fakespace table TM and haptic glove interaction.

Published  Internationally.

 

36.   Breast Cancer (3D, VR, Haptics)

Case study of typical breast cancer diagnosis methods. 3D visualization of the breast and axilla area with emphasis on the lymphatic drainage system. HCI development for Fakespace Table ® and haptic glove interaction. Twelve medical doctors’ evaluation study. Data analysis and Results presented in international conferences. Published  Internationally.

 

35.   Foot and Ankle V1 

Simulation of foot and ankle ultrasound scanning training. Highly detailed 3D visualization of the foot and ankle. Development of combining training techniques which include 3D simulation matched with video-recorded real-life process and diagrammatical explanatory information. Published  Internationally.

 

34.   Lumbar Puncture (3D, VR, Haptics)

Development of accurate lumbar VR model and HCI operating environment for haptic simulation, based on Phantom arm-device. Published  Internationally.

 

33.   Medical Visualisation Feasibility Study

Organising, promoting the first medical visualization network for the development of advanced visualization and simulation techniques for medical training and surgical rehearsal. Successful organisation of two Scottish medical workshops.

 

32.   Underground Station (3D, Flow Sim)

Architectural 3D Visualisation, of London underground refurbishment. Simulation of visitors flow, volumetric and structural analysis of the interior structures.

 

31.   SRV-ROV Submarine project for Fisher and Singapore Marine Technologies (Phase 2)

Mother-Ship Customisation, and Simulation of the deployment process.

 

 

 

Projects 2006

 

30.   Head-Up Display (HUD) and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Systems (MANETS) (Phase 3)

Initial study of a concept Mobile Ad-hoc Networks System (based on off-the-shelf components) capable of transferring data in over 250m. Real-life experiments with two moving vehicles and a steady point. Published  Internationally.

 

29.   Virtual Reality Driving Simulator Prototype V2 (stereoscopic projection)

Driving simulator developed for the evaluation of the optimal projection distance of the prototype Head-up display interface. Twelve drivers’ evaluation study. Data analysis and Results presented in international conferences. Published  Internationally.

 

28.   SRV-ROV Submarine project for Fisher Defence and Singapore Marine Technologies (Phase 1).

Submarine 3D visualisation and Simulation of underwater rescue process.

 

27.    Armoured Vehicle, (M1 Abrams- Internal Project).

Virtual Reality prototype development and Simulation of Maneuverability.

 

26.   Vehicles Virtual ShowRoom (VVSR). Funded by Scottish Funding Council.

Development of Human-Computer Interaction for virtual car selling points.

 

 

Projects 2005

 

 

25.   Head-Up Display (HUD) and HMI (Phase 2)

Development and testing of a novel HMI system which presents vital information to the driver for collision avoidance, in very low visibility conditions. Published  Internationally.

 

24.   Open Source Driving Simulator Prototype

Open Source based Driving simulator developed for the evaluation of the prototype Head-up display interface. Forty drivers’ evaluation study. Data analysis and Results presented in international conferences. Published  Internationally.

 

23.   Faliro Recreation Building  Model 

Awarded with the Top 50 ever projects of the Architectural Department of Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki Greece.

Architectural 3D Visualisation,of recreational facility complex for the regeneration of the Faliro Quay in the Athens’ waterfront. Simulation of visitors flow, volumetric and structural analysis of the building's complex. Best Top 50 Award

 

22.    QinetiQ, Trimaran (Phase2)

Ship 3D Visualisation and Virtual Prototype. Development of customized HCI for manipulation of data in augmented reality space. (Fakespace table TM) Published  Internationally.

 

21.   THALES, FIST project, Upgraded Telecommunication Equipment (Phase 2)

Soldier Equipment and Human 3D Visualisation.

 

20.    Glasgow City Model, (Pacific Quay – Winning Bid for City Model)

Architectural 3D Visualisation, Photorealistic Model and accurate depiction of the surroundings for further simulation of potential structures. (i.e. BBC Scotland, new Digital Design Studio). 1st Place.

 

 

 

Projects 2004

 

19.    Head-Up Display (HUD) and HMI (Phase 1)

Development and testing of a novel HMI system which presents vital information to the driver for collision avoidance, in very low visibility conditions. Published  Internationally.

 

18.   Suzuki US – EON Reality

Development of Web-based applications and context. Motorbike 3D Visualisation, Photorealistic Model, VR Prototyping.

 

17.   THALES, FIST project, Telecommunication Equipment Comparison (Phase 1)

Equipment and Human 3D Visualisation, Photorealistic Model.

 

16.   Vanguard Submarine - Ship-building (Internal Project)

Ship 3D Visualisation, Virtual Prototyping, Complex Data Simplification.

 

15.   STRIKE project, F-14 Tomcat demo model

Aircraft 3D Visualisation, Virtual Prototyping, Complex Data Simplification.

 

14.   QinetiQ, Trimaran (Phase1)

Ship 3D Visualisation and Virtual Prototyping for evaluation in the Fakespace table TM.

 

13.   QinetiQ, Landing Craft (Phase2)

Ship 3D Visualisation and sea states simulation.

 

12.   DDS new proposed building and VR Laboratories

(State of the Art Laboratory Development)

Laboratory Design, Equipment Provision, Architectural 3D Visualisation, Environment Modelling, VR Implementation.

 

11.    MEDICAL project - Scottish Funding Council - 3D Medical Visualisation Feasibility Study

Preliminary case study for medical visualisation, and complex data simplification. Virtual prototype for evaluation in Fakespace table TM.

 

 

 

Projects 2003

 

10.    Dynamically Configured Vehicle, (DCV).

The final prototype has been visualised as a detailed digital 3D model, Virtual Reality prototype and Rapid prototype (scale 1:10). An initial approach to the Human-Machine Interface has been investigated in order to maximise user’s reactions during the negotiation of rugged terrains.

Two Patents.

 

9.     Princess Interactive, Integrated Vehicle Instrument Simulations (iVIS).

My post in this project was primarily to investigate part of a prototype retro-fitted Head-Up Display system (HUD). I had to create a VR demo prototype, which was further developed by Princess Interactive. These systems were further developed for use in prototype vehicles for AUDI. Published  Internationally.

 

8.     QinetiQ, Cruiseliner

Initial Study funded by QinetiQ for large vessel visualisation and virtual prototyping. Testbed for HCI development for civilian vessel analysis and structural evaluation.

 

7.     QinetiQ, Landing Craft (Phase1)

Initial Study for royal navy prototype landing craft visualisation and virtual prototyping. Testbed for HCI development for military vessels analysis and structural evaluation.

 

 

 

Projects 2002

 

6.     Aircraft Carrier for BAE Systems

Virtual prototype of the new twin British aircraft carriers. Testbed for HCI development for manipulation of very-large structures and datasets.

 

5.     Ford KA

Virtual prototype the Ford KA, for comparative study with the Street KA. Study of the HCI developed for automotive surface evaluation and reconstruction in a virtual reality environment.

 

4.     Ford Street KA

Virtual prototype the Ford Street KA. World press release of the model in the London IMAX, October 2002. World Release.

 

3.     SCI-FI Direct Manipulation Interface (Phase 2)

HCI developed for automotive surface evaluation and reconstruction in a virtual reality environment.

 

2.     SCI-FI Direct Manipulation Interface (Phase 1)

HCI developed for virtual vehicle manipulation.

 

 

 

Projects 2001

 

1.      Glasgow Science Center

Architectural 3D Visualisation and Virtual Prototyping of the Glasgow Science Center.

 

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