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Antoine Widmer

Adventures Lab (CH)

Antoine Widmer is a professor in information systems at HES-SO Valais-Wallis doing research in VR and AR applied to eHealth, eTourism and eLearning since September 2016. He obtained his PhD in software engineering in 2012 from the University of Calgary, Canada. His thesis looked at how human perception could affect the conception of medical VR simulators combining visual and haptic stimuli. Back in Switzerland, he worked on an applied research project to add haptic stimuli to surgical simulators made by Virtamed from 2012 to 2013 before joining HES-SO Valais-Wallis. In 2016, he co-founded a startup, Adventures-Lab, located in Sierre. Adventures-Lab has the goal of making learning experience more fun for young and older kids using Augmented Reality in combination with a playing surface.