Frédéric Mérienne is full Professor at Arts et Metiers and head of the Image Institute, a research team of the LISPEN Lab in virtual reality, since 2004. He received his engineering degree from Arts et Metiers in 1992 and his PhD in 1996 at the National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble (INPG). His research interests are focused on virtual immersion linked with industry and health applications. His scientific objective is to contribute to an empathic virtual reality. He is the author of many scientific papers in virtual reality and related disciplines. He is involved in different projects with industrial partners, and initiated international collaborations in the area of virtual reality with universities in the USA, Australia, Colombia and Malaysia.