November 2020: Release of the beta version of Starwalker
Starwalker is now a virtual reality mini-games platform. This beta version presents 5 different games that are optimised for head-mounted displays.
This platform will be released in a hospital in order to help the rehabilitation of kinesiophobic children. Info and credits here.
The games are instinctive, fast and light. They can be played using the feet with the 3DRudder, of with a standard hand controller.
Starwalker is under the CC-BY-SA licensing, and only in French for now. If you want to try the program or access the code, contact me.
August 2020: Release of the alpha version of PhiVR
PhiVR is a project of a free open-source software in order to help virtual reality users. Its purpose is to help determining the immersive power of a system, along with the cognitive profile of an individual in order to try to predict its user experience in virtual reality.
This project is based on and part of my doctoral thesis and might be the object of future development. It could for example be nice to implement machine learning and random forest algorithms in order to predict each component.
Any help, suggestions, collaborations, empirical data, projects or suggestions are welcome. I'd be glad to work full time on this project, for example during a post-doc. Contact me.
August 2020: Thesis defense
My thesis defense will be take place on the 15th of december (2pm) at the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines, University of Caen Normandy [EDIT: No it will not, it will be fully online].
I will defend my PhD Thesis called "Sense of presence in virtual reality: moderating role of human factors".
This a public event. Due to the COVID19, it will very probably be streamed online [EDIT: yes it will] . Please contact me if you want to virtually assist to this event.
My French advisors are Philippe Fleury and Leslie M. Decker. My Canadian advisor is Patrice Renaud. The director of the jury is Jean-Louis Vercher (France), and the three thesis examiners are Sylvie Belleville (Canada), Franco Lepore (Canada) and Emilie Loup-Escande (France). Daniel Mestre (France) is also part of the jury.
August 2020: deletion of the French version of this site
It was getting a bit boring to manage both versions.
If you are French and interested in virtual reality you probably speak english.
If you don't, use DeepL to translate the resources, that's what I was doing anyway.
2020: Release of the alpha version of Starwalker
Stawalker is a virtual reality game for kinesiophobic children.
The players can move a starship using their feet. They have to dodge asteroids and catch power shield.
The purpose is to help the rehabilitation of these kinesiophobic children.
Starwalker is in a very alpha version, and future development are needed to make it fully autonomous and independent.