We carry out research and development projects in the areas such as physics based real-time dynamic models (vessels, parachutes and flights), real-time data fusions, user perception of immersive VR applications, investigate the behavior of main realism indexes (Behavioral realism, Environmental realism and Physical realism) of immersive virtual reality applications to enhance the efficiency and productivity. In recent years, new motion sensor technologies and visualization techniques have been introduced. Hence, haptic devices and motions sensors have been applied in many fields to enhance teaching/earning and entertainment motivations.

We use wearable sensor platform and equipment for simple and effective biophysical and kinematic data capture and visualization in real-time for a wide range of application areas such as : Graphical and haptic simulation of human tissues, active video game based Virtual Rehabilitation and Gesture capturing for sign language interpretation.

LKsim team has contributed to international publications and selected publications are given below.

Selected Publications

Book chapters/ Journal Publications

  1. Low Cost Immersive VR Solutions for Serious Gaming. In A. Kumar, J. Etheredge, & A. Boudreaux (Eds.), Algorithmic and Architectural Gaming Design: Implementation and Development (pp. 407-429). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1634-9.ch017.
  2. Flight Simulator for Serious Gaming. In Kim, Kuinam J, Information Science and Applications (267-277). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. url={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46578-3_31}
  3. Perception Enhanced Virtual Environment for Maritime Applications. GSTF International Journal on Computing, 2010 volume1,ISSN: 2010-2283 page 36
  4. A Ship Simulation System for Maritime Education. The International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), ISSN 1800-4156, 2010 volume 3, page 34
  5. Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Disturbances for Real-time Six Degrees of freedom Ocean Surface Vehicle. Sri Lanka Journal of Physics. ISSN 1391-5880, Vol 10(2009) 39-57
  6. Soft Tissue Modeling Techniques in Surgery Simulation (2015). International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (ISSN: 2279 -0764) Volume 04 – Issue 05, September 2015.

Conference Proceedings full Paper Published

  1. Real-time Ship Motion Prediction System. Computer Games Multimedia and Allied Technology 09 (CGAT 09) Singapore ISBN: 798-971-08-3165-3.Page 329
  2. Perception Enhanced Virtual Environment for Maritime Applications. Computer Games Multimedia and Allied Technology 2010 (CGAT 2010) Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-085479.page 35
  3. “Vidusayura” Low cost Immersive VR Solution for Maritime education: Simulation Requirements and Major Development Challenges. Maritime applications with 3D computer graphics (Go-3D 2011), Germany.ISBN:978-3-8396-0275-1
  4. User Perception of Physical & Behavioral Realism of a Real-Time VR Environment (UK Sim 2012), Cambridge, UK. ISBN 978-0-7695-4682-7
  5. Real-time 3D Vessel Traffic Monitoring System for Commercial Ports (3DVTMS), SEARCC International Conference 2013, Colombo. ISSN 2279-3895
  6. Low Cost 3D Immersive Telepresence For Survaillance, Planning, Maneuring : 3D-COP. Computer Games Multimedia and Allied Technology 2012 (CGAT 2012) Thailand, ISSN: 2251-1679.page 12-16
  7. Virtual Eye: Reflection of real world motion changes in a virtual world with the use of sensor based mobile viewer. 30th National Information Technology Conference in Sri Lanka, ISBN:978-955-9155-20-1.
  8. Sensor information fusion architecture for virtual maritime environment, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2012 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICTer.2012.6422832 Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 62 – 66
  9. Simulating narrow channel effect on surge motion of a ship in a virtual environment. International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2012 , Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICTer.2012.6422065 Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 51 – 55
  10. Virtual Eye: A sensor based mobile viewer to aid collaborative decision making in virtual environments, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2012) , Sri Lanka
  11. A Lightweight Approach to Simulate a 2D Radar Coverage for Virtual Maritime Environments8th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2013), Sri Lanka
  12. 'A novel approach to simulate wind-driven ocean waves in the deep ocean', Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), ICTer 2013, Colombo.
  13. "Facial Muscle Anatomy Based Approach for Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Sri Lanka," International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) 2012, pp.27-35, 12-15 Dec. 2012 doi: 10.1109/ICTer.2012.6422828
  14. "FaceID: A 3D Computer Graphics Application for Forensic Medicine," in International Conference on Computer Medical Applications, Sousse-Tunisia, pp.1-6, 20-22 Jan. 2013.doi: 10.1109/ICCMA.2013.65061
  15. "Commercializing university research outcomes: A Sri Lankan experience," in Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2014 International Conference on , vol., no., pp.163-171, 10-13 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/ICTER.2014.7083896
  16. "Location estimation in a maritime environment using a monocular camera," in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2014, vol., no., pp.21-28, 10-13 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/ICTER.2014.7083874
  17. "A novel approach to automate surrounding ships in a virtual maritime environment," in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2014 vol., no., pp.78-84, 10-13 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/ICTER.2014.7083883
  18. Real-time Simulation of Aero-optical Distortions Due to Air Density Fluctuations at Supersonic Speed, in 22nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2015) Istanbul, Turkey.

Conference Proceedings Abstract Paper Published

  1. A ship Simulation system for marine education. e- Asia 2009 Conference in Sri Lanka, ISBN:978-955-9021-90-2, page21
  2. Spatialized Real Time Auditory Interface for a Virtual Maritime Application. International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer 2010), ISBN:978-1-42-44-9039-4, page 5
  3. Challenges in Developing a Display System for a Ship Handling Simulator. International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer 2010), ISBN:978-1-42-44-9039-4, page 16