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Interactive Systems Research

Reading Visualization Centre (RVC) has the facilities to provide users with different types of Virtual Reality experiences. These range from immersion within a Collaborative Virtual Environment (CVE) to using Augmented Reality (AR). The Centre is a joint facility shared by ACET and ISRG.

At the heart of the Centre is the Trimension
ReaCTor. The ReaCTor is a multi-person, room-sized, high-resolution 3D video and audio environment. Graphics are projected in stereo onto three walls and the floor, and viewed with active stereo glasses equi pped with a location sensor. As the user moves within the display boundaries, the correct perspective is displayed in real-time to achieve a fully immersive experience.

There are also desktop facilities for displaying different Virtual Environments and equipment for using Augmented Reality (AR).

Currently the Centre is pursuing the following research areas:

  • Scientific Data Visualization

  • Medical Visualization

  • Exposure Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Collaborative Networked VE

  • Integration of Haptics into VE

  • Augmented Reality (AR)

On the right it is possible to see some of the work currently being undertaken by the Centre.



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