A virtual reality expert witness typically has extensive experience and knowledge in virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, user interface design, computer graphics, software engineering, and/or immersive technology. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by an attorney to locate expert witnesses that can support virtual reality matters.
Virtual reality is an emerging technology that combines humans’ senses with a computer-generated environment, creating a virtual world. Virtual reality systems typically utilize virtual reality headsets to generate images and sounds that simulate a user’s presence in an alternate environment. Entertainment using virtual reality is very popular, including video games and 3D movies, sporting events, and music videos. In addition to entertainment, other virtual reality applications include: architecture, training, medicine, and the Arts. Virtual reality can also be used by law enforcement, such as for recreating a crime scene.
Related to virtual reality technology are augmented reality technology and mixed reality (MR). Augmented reality is an experience where parts of a users’ real world environment are combined with digital content. Mixed reality combines augmented reality and virtual reality whereby digital content interacts with the users’ real world. An example of a mixed reality product is the Microsoft HoloLens smart glasses.
Virtual reality matters that require technical expertise typically involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement or trade secret misappropriation.
Litigation support by an augmented reality expert witness could include a review of the technology, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients often seek a virtual reality industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
While many experts have virtual reality expertise, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing expert testimony before the court in a manner whereby jurors can understand the technology and digital evidence.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Virtual Reality experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Virtual Reality landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and served as Senior Scientist and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff for a large medical device manufacturer. This Imaging and Computer Vision expert specializes in Medical Imaging and Image Guided Radiation Therapy. This expert was responsible for investigational and translational innovations in the field of Imaging and Computer Vision. Contributions include Megavoltage Cone Beam CT, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Advance radiotherapy treatment techniques, novel imaging devices and methods for radiotherapy, 3D Visualization, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Computed Tomography, Tomosynthesis imaging, X-Ray imaging systems, and medical device development. This expert has many years of experience in theoretical, as well as practical aspects of Cone-Beam CT. This expert has been involved in two patent litigations.
Corrective Imaging Technologies Expert
This expert holds a PhD in Computer Science and serves as Associate Professor of Computer Science. This expert's research is primarily in the areas of computer graphics and image processing but overlaps with computer vision and visualization while also having strong multi-disciplinary collaborations outside of computer science.
This expert also serves as CEO and develops the company's corrective imaging technology that helps a person with visual impairments to see electronic images or text properly. It allows people to see digital content with increased sharpness on displays like tablets, smartphones and laptops without the need for corrective eyewear.
This expert's prior work in image processing has included designing new cameras, developing camera calibration algorithms, new image processing algorithms for improving focus, and bettering image-based 3D reconstruction. This expert has multiple publications in this area and has also published user interface related papers for synthetic displays, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Further, this expert is familiar with the autofocus method and user interface in digital SLR cameras as well as in smartphones.
This expert has membership in more than 65 program committees including all of the leading conferences in the field, several on-going international multi-disciplinary collaborations (i.e., with experts in computer science, photogrammetry, urban planning, architecture, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, traffic engineering, and more), invited national and international talks and presentations, funding support from multiple entities, and technology transfer (e.g., roles in several startups and multiple patents).
This expert has previous experience as an expert for litigation, including report writing, depositions, and in-court testimony.