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Virtual & Augmented Reality

Leipzig researchers bring theory to life

Usually, we can only fully understand theories and plans by really delving into the material and coming to grips with what they are all about. And, in this case, the phrase "coming to grips" couldn’t be more apt. Researchers from Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) are working on a project entitled VRX, which aims to help people get a real feel for planned processes and properties.

12 Feb. 2016

One of the most prestigious educational and research establishments in Saxony, HTWK Leipzig, has a proud tradition that spans the worlds of engineering, business and culture and makes it a key player in Europe’s higher education sector. Its application-based research churns out solutions that deliver huge benefits. The most recent example is the Virtual Reality eXperience (VRX) project, which is being exhibited in Hall 6 as part of the "Forschung für die Zukunft" (Research for the Future) pavilion at CeBIT 2016.

Of course, virtual reality was not invented in Saxony, but the developers at HTWK Leipzig are certainly reinterpreting it. On the one hand, project VRX gets to the heart of virtual reality – outstanding visualizations – by realistically depicting architecture and products in real time. On the other hand, it offers a wide range of options for interaction, so users can influence processes and correlations – right from the concept and development phase. For example, it takes the tried-and-tested heuristic method (solving problems and developing concepts through trial and error) to a whole new level. The Virtual Reality eXperience is also ideal for training, as the numerous options for interaction deliver a high-immersion experience that really anchors users into the virtual world. As a result, VRX gives users a very enduring experience, which is ideal for successful learning. Thanks to its flexibility, the concept behind the VRX system, which is not far from market launch, also supports a range of output platforms. Streaming to mobile devices is just as viable an option as the high-end solution of a CAVE display.

HS f. Technik Wirtschaft Kultur Leipzig (04277 Leipzig, Germany), Hall 6, Stand B24 Topic: Research for the future, partner with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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