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DTU, the first Vietnamese University to Join VR First

At the “VR Open Day” on December 9th, the VR First organization accepted DTU as its first official Vietnamese member. VR is tasked with introducing the DTU Center of Visualization & Simulation (CVS) products to software companies, foreign information technologists in Vietnam and others interested in virtual reality (VR). 
 DTU researchers win First prize  at the 2017 Vietnamese Talent Awards ceremony and a part of their project 
 VR is a booming business and the latest technological trend. In Vietnam, VR is also attracting much interest, because it allows us authentic interaction with the virtual world. At the Open Day, visitors viewed 3D simulation products created by the CVS, and got a clearer idea of how fascinating VR technology can be.
“VR technology is now being applied in fields such as Engineering, Architecture, by the military, in entertainment, in tourism, education, medicine and so on,” said Professor Jolanda G. Tromp, a renowned VR specialist, who is currently Project Director at the Center. “VR technology allows people to optimize their time and resources and has created some important new products. We will definitely continue to promote VR in our research, development, and technology applications for everyday use.”
Since 2013, DTU has been investing in VR research facilities and the creation of useful products to benefit society. One application applies 3D virtual to the human body, for use in Health Sciences education and research. It was developed by Dr. Le Nguyen Bao, Le Van Chung, Trinh Hiep Hoa, Le Khac Trieu Hung, Nguyen Luong Tho, Nguyen Minh Duc, and Le Hoang Quoc Bao, who won the first prize of 100 million vnd at the 2017 Vietnamese Talent Awards ceremony.
A German visitor, Mr. Daniel Kogan, on the left in a black shirt, tests the “3D simulation Anatomy application at the VR Open Day
This product has significantly improved the teaching quality in Health Sciences at DTU. In particular, the 3D Anatomy simulation application models most of the human systems and organs. It has obviated the need to teach purely theoretically and “empty-handed” courses, which still prevails in many universities and medical institutes. The body can be viewed from different angles, to broaden the students’ experience. Its importance in Medical education was also highlighted when it won the 2016 “Young Intellectuals for Education” award. 
VR First is a global organization active in VR technology. VR First wishes to create a global network to develop VR, supports the creation of VR labs at universities around the world, creates a database of VR knowledge, and supports those that successfully develop and do business in VR technology applications. Thanks to the research potential and achievements gained in a very short time, DTU Center of Visualization & Simulation was officially accepted as a member of VR First.
As an official member, DTU is now allowed to acquire free equipment for VR application research and also gain access to the most advanced knowledge and the support of leading experts in the field, and VR First will post VR projects in progress at DTU on its own website.
“Now that we are members of VR First we have greater opportunities for exchange and research partnerships with renowned universities that are already members, such as Purdue University, New York University and the University of Florida,” said Ms. Le Van Chung, Technical Director at the DTU Center of Visualization & Simulation. “Membership also comes with comprehensive support, allowing us to conduct specialized research. We now plan to simulate pathology and drug pathways in the body, to create a VR database that will be very useful in medical education and research.” 

(Media Center)