Katharina Krösl receives Honorable Mention of the IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Outstanding Dissertation Award
Katharina Krösl was awarded the Honorable Mention of the VGTC Virtual Reality Outstanding Dissertation Award for her PhD thesis "Simulating Vision Impairments in Virtual and Augmented Reality", which she completed last year at the TU Wien.
Researcher Katharina Krösl, who previously won the conference's Best Demo Award at IEEE VR 2020 for a demo of her PhD project, received an Honorable Mention at this year's 2022 VGTC Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Simulating Vision Impairment in Virtual and Augmented Reality."
During the IEEE VR conference, which took place from March 12-16, 2022, as every year, the most outstanding dissertations worldwide were recognized. Katharina Krösl received an Honorable Mention for her dissertation "Simulating Vision Impairments in Virtual and Augmented Reality".
At this year's IEEE VR conference, hosted virtually from New Zealand due to the pandemic, Katharina Krösl, researcher in our Multiple Senses Group, was awarded an Honorable Mention at the IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation during the opening ceremony on March 14, 2022.
In the context of her interdisciplinary PhD thesis Simulating Vision Impairments in Virtual and Augmented Reality, Krösl has developed solutions that make it possible to better experience and understand the effects and implications of eye diseases through special simulations. In order to literally see visual impairments with one's own eyes, the researcher has developed a system that uses virtual reality and augmented reality to simulate refractive errors, cataracts, cornea disease, and age-related macular degeneration in a life-like way. Based on this approach, one part of the study analyzed common public signage, demonstrating that current international standards and norms do not sufficiently consider people with visual impairments. A second study focused on the perception of lighting systems for cataract patients and how lighting and guidance systems can be optimized.