RATLab Founder: Tom Furness
Tom is a professor at the University of Washington (UW) in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, with adjunct appointments in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Human Centered Design and Engineering. He founded the Human Interface Technologies Lab (HITLab) at the university and its sister locations in New Zealand and Australia. He is also the founder and General Manager at the RATLab and Virtual World Society.
In June 2015, Professor Furness received the first-ever lifetime achievement award for his 50-years service in the field of VR and AR from Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Santa Clara, California. He has also received the SPIE Prism Award for his invention of the ChromaID technology and the Discover Award for his invention of the Virtual Retinal Display.