Rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process for patients after suffering from serious trauma. Virtual reality has been used before in the physical rehabilitation of patients but is relatively unexplored in terms of cognitive rehabilitation, and commonly used non-immersive technologies such as computer monitors or TVs. VIRTUE is designed to provide an immersive cognitive rehabilitation environment using modern VR Head-mounted displays.
Thomas graduated from Bangor University in North Wales in July 2015 with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Science, where he also worked as an intern for the Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit.
His research interests include Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities. He has successfully defended his PhD and is currently a Research Assistant in the department of Computer Science.