PhD opportunity – Virtual Reality for Racket Sport Training
CAMERA are offering a funded PhD project in the Department for Computer Science at University of Bath. Supervised by CAMERA Co-Investigator Dr Christof Lutteroth, this PhD in ‘Virtual Reality for Racket Sport Training’ will include Home tuition fees, a stipend (£15,609 per annum, 2021/22 rate) and research/training expenses (£1,000 per annum) for up to 3 years. Eligibility criteria apply (see full advert link below).
Overview of the Research
Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly used to support training and learning tasks. This project is about designing and evaluating VR systems to help people learn and train racket sport skills, such as for tennis and badminton. In order to achieve this, several VR design challenges will need to be addressed. The project is interdisciplinary, involving psychologists and sports scientists, as well as racket sport coaches and athletes of different skill levels. Similar to our previous work on VR and physical activity, we are targeting top-tier conferences and journals to publish the results.