Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Lecturer in Visualization

Immersive Environments Lab
Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Electronic Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

Using Virtual Reality for Interpreter-mediated Communication and Training

Abstract

As international businesses adopt social media and virtual worlds as mediums for conducting international business, so there is an increasing need for interpreters who can bridge the language barriers, and work within these new spheres. The recent rise in migration (within the EU) has also increased the need for professional interpreters in business, legal, medical and other settings. Project IVY attempts to provide bespoke 3D virtual environments that are tailor made to train interpreters to work in the new digital environments, responding to this increased demand. In this paper we present the design and development of the IVY Virtual Environment. We present past and current design strategies, our implementation progress and our future plans for further development.

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Citation

P. D. Ritsos, R. Gittins, J. C. Roberts, S. Braun, and C. Slater, “Using Virtual Reality for Interpreter-mediated Communication and Training,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW’12), Darmstadt, Germany, 2012, pp. 191–198.  doi:10.1109/CW.2012.34

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Ritsos-et-al-CW2015,
  author = {Ritsos, Panagiotis D. and Gittins, Robert and Roberts, Jonathan C. and Braun, Sabine and Slater, Catherine},
  title = {Using Virtual Reality for Interpreter-mediated Communication and Training},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW'12), Darmstadt, Germany},
  year = {2012},
  month = sep,
  pages = {191 -198},
  doi = {10.1109/CW.2012.34}
}