Computer Science

Junhyeok is a PhD student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science. He completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Manitoba. He practices and designs interactive systems using latest technology to improve immersion of computing.

"Virtual reality (VR) With improved immersion, VR will be pervasive in many areas. In order to achieve better immersion, all the human senses should be engaged simultaneously. Computer graphics has achieved impressively high-resolution images which are indistinguishable from real objects. However, tangible objects cannot be computer generated or manipulated in real time with our current technology. For that reason, current consumer products only support vibrations, which limit the experience in virtual reality. In my research, I plan to incorporate haptic interaction into virtual reality, by building bridges between existing haptic solutions and fully integrated haptic interaction with VR system."

- Junhyeok Kim

University of Waterloo

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