Ian E. McDowall

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Fakespace Labs


  • SIGGRAPH 2014

    Ian McDowall is a Principal Vision Engineer at Intuitive Surgical, as well as a principal at Fakespace Labs. At Intuitive Surgical Ian designs stereoscopic vision systems for the da Vinci Surgical System. Fakespace Labs created virtual reality tools including the Molly head-slaved camera platform, pinch gloves, immersive workbenches, as well as the Boom, Push, Fs2, Rave, and VLIB library. In 2006, he developed the Wide5, a headmounted stereoscopic display weighing less than 1 kg with a >150 degree field of view. Other projects include development of high-frame-rate projectors, light field illumination for microscopes, fast camera capture systems, and in collaboration with USC ICT “An Interactive 360 degree Light Field Display” demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies.