Lunchtime Talk
Fri 10 May 2019 14:00

Enhancing wellness through physiologically controlled immersive video games.

We are delighted to be joined by Joey Campbell (Cork Institute of Technology) for this lunchtime talk, to discuss his fascinating research in VR, haptics and the gamification of physical exercise in immersive environments.

By Joey Campbell


Joey Campbell

Joey Campbell is a PhD candidate at Bristol University’s Interaction Group. His research focuses on enhancing physical exertion through the medium of physiologically controlled immersive video games. As well as research, Joey lectures and develops in the areas of mixed reality, game design and physical computing.

Joey Campbell is a researcher and lecturer in Immersive Environments at Cork Institute of Technology, as well as a freelance mixed reality developer. He is also an external PhD student at Bristol University’s Interaction & Graphics Lab, where he is in the final phase of a practice-based PhD, which is focused on exploring how physiologically controlled video games influence physical exertion. To date his work has been published at ACM TEI, ACM CHI as well as being featured in the weekly tech blog Hack-A-Day and showcased by Epic Games in their developer section. At present Joey is the creative developer for two EU funded projects with Univerdad Europa’s eXtended Reality Lab and UK based games company Caped Koala. Some topics he will discuss during his presentation are: body actuation, dynamic haptics, biofeedback loops, game engine sensor integration and tangible qualities within VR. 

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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