Matt Ramirez is the lead Augmented Reality Developer/Project Manager at Mimas based at the University of Manchester. He was previously involved in the technical development and support of the JISC funded SCARLET+ Augmented Reality project, this follows on from the award winning SCARLET project.
He has over 15 years experience in web and e-learning projects (UK and international) for a variety of disciplines including medicine, IT, science, special collections and business. These have used multimedia content authoring tools such as Flex, Flash, Blender, Unity to name a few. Matt’s role is also concerned with the research and development of new technologies (e.g. wearables/mobile/multimedia development projects and haptics) with the Manchester Medical, School Business, Pharmacy and Dental School. This aims to improve the student experience by embracing innovative learning methods and providing cutting edge support materials.
He is currently involved in a number of Augmented Reality projects with diverse subject areas such as clinical skills, dentistry, statistics, geology and examining how 3D printing can bring extra dimension and value to this medium.
In the last 18 months he has published 6 articles across a diverse range of journals (Sconul Focus, CILIP Update, AR[t]) on AR from both a subject and pedagogical viewpoint.
Read more about Matt’s work at http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com and @team_scarlet.

Company: MImas http://www.mimas.ac.uk
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