TRAVERSE PROJECT & SOFTWARE PAGE
About the Project
TRAVERSE is an Invest to Save funded project established by the London Borough of Sutton. It aims to help adults with learning disabilities move into employment by training them in relevant subjects, offering support and helping them to find work.
An important factor in this is to enable the participants to travel independently. The Interactive Systems Reseach Group (ISRG), part of the School of Computing and Mathematics at Nottingham Trent University, were enlisted to develop a virtual reality tool that could assist care workers in this task.
The TRAVERSE software is a 3D travel training package presenting a number of challenges that a pedestrian may encounter in the UK. Current elements are single and dual carriageway roads, zebra, puffin and pelican crossings, parked cars, subways and footbridges. Diverse environments can be assembled using all the above elements, creating specific routes and challenges for the user to experience, explore and master.
The current instructions may be read here. These will give you an idea of how the software works.
This software was built in Macromedia Director 8.5, and depends on realtime 3D rendering, therefore we recommend the following minimum PC specification for satisfactory operation (see Macromedia's site):
This software should run on the following Operating Systems:
For best 3D performance your PC should have at least DirectX 7.
A Macintosh release would be possible, if you think it would be useful then please contact us.
To register, please e-mail the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will use this information to assess the take-up of the software, appraise registered users of updates and bug fixes and possibly distribute a simple questionnaire asking a few details about your organisation, and the success (or otherwise) of your experience with the software.
We will not pass your address on to any other parties.
The software is available in two versions: CD and Installer.
If you experience any problems with the software, please e-mail email@example.com, describing in as much detail as possible the problem you have, and what was happening when the problem occured, plus as much detail about the system you are using as you can discover. If the bug is repeateble, please describe the steps that should be followed to replicate it.
Wish List - Future Developments
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If you are interested in work that ISRG do, visit our web site: www.isrg.org.uk,
or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, write to us at:
Interactive Systems Research Group