Virtual Reality for Serious Sports Training?
Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Oculus Rift brings VR fun to all. But is VR right for serious sports and military training? A professor and simulation expert questions the panel: A Heisman Trophy winning NFL Quarterback, the Chief Technology Officer of a global defense IT company (and former DARPA scientist), and a visionary sports training entrepreneur. What are the critical differences between VR for training and VR for entertaining? How realistic does VR need to be in order to transfer VR training to real-world performance? Can VR training accelerate the 10-year rule for expertise? Is there a place for low-cost VR approaches in serious sports and military training?
VP & CTO
Cubic Global Defense
Dr. Kruse joined Cubic in March 2014, through the acquisition of Intific, Inc., where she has served as their Vice President of Innovation. She joined Intific in 2010, as an Executive Director and...Show the rest
Dr. Kruse joined Cubic in March 2014, through the acquisition of Intific, Inc., where she has served as their Vice President of Innovation. She joined Intific in 2010, as an Executive Director and led the creation of entirely new defense business verticals in neuroscience, education and social media.
Dr. Kruse has over ten years of experience developing novel neuroscience-based programs and technologies for the Department of Defense. Prior to Intific, Kruse served as a government civilian Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, VA. She managed a wide-ranging portfolio of learning, training and human performance programs. She was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Kruse served as a technology and program management consultant at Strategic Analysis Inc. in Arlington, VA.
Kruse has served on a number of defense panels and studies, including those for the National Academies and Defense Science Board. She is the author of numerous scientific papers, chapters and articles. Dr. Kruse earned her B.S. in Cell and Structural Biology (1995) and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2001) from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience.Hide the rest
Peter Fadde PhD
Southern Illinois University
Peter Fadde is professor at Southern Illinois University who conducts research on simulation, with special interest in high-performance sports. Dr. Fadde is a leading expert on testing and training Pitch Recognition in baseball.
Robert Griffin III
Robert Lee Griffin III (RG3) played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy, and was drafted by the Redskins second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.