November 9, 2016

Oculus Research Awards $250K in Grants

By: The Oculus Team

We’re so excited to share that Oculus Research has awarded $250K in grants to support research projects that will advance perceptual science as it relates to VR!

We received more than 100 responses to the Call for Research, which were reviewed based on quality, resource requirements, impact on the scientific community, and the potential to drive innovation in VR hardware and software.

And the winners are:

  • Loes van Dam, University of Essex, “Integrating the Senses in Virtual Reality” (Multisensory Studies)
  • Leslie Theunissen, Ulm University, “Multisensory Integration for the Control of Balance During Locomotion and Navigation in Virtual Reality” (Multisensory Studies, Self-Motion in VR)
  • Louis-Philippe Morency, Carnegie Mellon University, “Modeling Nonverbal Dynamics” (Biological Motion Related to Social Signaling)

After completing their research projects, the winners are invited to share their findings with the VR community.

This is a huge opportunity to push the state of the art forward. We can’t wait to see the results!

— The Oculus Team