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Tenured Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University & VR + Behavior Scientist
Dr. Rongkai Guo has been researching the VR for rehabilitation for more than ten years. His expertise primarily focuses on Human-Computer Interactions and User Experiences in VR/AR, especially for the special populations. He conducted the FIRST basic research study IN THE WORLD that formally investigated how VR impacts persons with mobility impairments. Since 2010, Guo and Quarles have discovered that persons with mobility impairments have different reactions to a virtual environment than healthy persons and have begun to derive generalizable guidelines for accessible virtual environment design, which has been published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Dr. Guo also investigated if/how people with visual impairments experience the AR environment differently, funded by the National Science Foundation in the US. In addition, Dr. Guo led a team that designed and developed a series of safety training environments for a rail service company under Marmon Group, which held by the Berkshire Hathaway Group, a VR safety knowledge evaluation system for a construction company, a VR truck inspection environment for a local power company. His works and lab have been reported by multiple local media many times in the USA.