The SIG Beat

NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE NIH SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS

NEW SIG: VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY INTEREST GROUP

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Interest Group (VARIG) will be examining the role of virtual and augmented reality (VAR) in medical research. This group will discuss technical aspects of VAR along with VAR software (such as Unity) and VAR hardware (such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Cardboard viewers). The group will have a strong training component to help bring VAR into the research community. Meetings will be monthly. To join the VARIG.list.nih.gov LISTSERV and receive notifications of meetings, go to https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=VARIG&A=1. For more information, contact John Ostuni (ostunij@ninds.nih.gov).