IMMERSED IN: Fencing—Biofeedback & immersive simulations for sports training

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TIME: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
SPEAKER: Robert Hupp, Assistant Fencing Coach, DAPER Intercollegiate Sports


In this IMMERSED seminar, MIT fencing coach Robert Hupp will talk about data-driven coaching support and athlete training in fencing. Hupp will discuss how a VR-based coaching system that uses movements captured from experienced fencers can be used to train inexperienced fencers.

During the virtual reality training simulation at the MIT.nano Immersion Lab, physiological responses of inexperienced fencers were recorded to monitor their progress. The MIT fencing team is working with the Immersion Lab and MIT Clinical Research Center (CRC) to explore and expand the boundaries of how fencing is taught.


IMMERSED is a monthly seminar in which we explore the possibilities enabled by immersive technology and interactive experiences. Technologies such as motion capture, virtual and augmented reality, photogrammetry, and related computational advances bestow the power to gather, process, and interact with data from multiple modalities, providing unique insights and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations.

IMMERSED examines how immersive technology is shaping innovations across the sciences and the arts through a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials. IMMERSED is sponsored by the MIT.nano Immersion Lab, which provides space, tools, and a platform to connect scientists, engineers, artists, performers, and others through creative projects that bridge multiple disciplines.

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