at RWTH Aachen University!
The Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group started in 1998 as a service team in the RWTH IT Center. Since 2015, we are a research group (Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet) at i12 within the Computer Science Department. Moreover, the Group is member of the Visual Computing Institute and continues to be an integral part of the RWTH IT Center.
In a unique combination of research, teaching, services and infrastructure, we provide Virtual Reality technologies and the underlying methodology as a powerful tool for scientific-technological applications.
In terms of basic research, we develop advanced methods and algorithms for multimodal 3D user interfaces and explorative analyses in virtual environments. Furthermore, we focus on application-driven, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with RWTH Aachen institutes, Forschungszentrum Jülich, research institutions worldwide, and partners from business and industry, covering fields like simulation science, production technology, neuroscience, and medicine.
To this end, we are members of / associated with the following institutes and facilities:
Our offices are located in the RWTH IT Center, where we operate one the largest Virtual Reality labs worldwide. The aixCAVE, a 30 sqm visualization chamber, makes it possible to interactively explore virtual worlds, is open to use by any RWTH Aachen research group.
InnoTrans 2016: Experiencing VR-based Timetabling and Track Occupancy Between Aachen and Cologne
One of our service partners, the VIA Consulting & Development GmbH, is represented at the InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin (20.09 - 23.09), the leading international trade fair for transport technology with focus on five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.
At their boost, VIA-Con presents inter alia a short video about our common investigations regarding the benefit of 3D visualizations of timetabling and track occupancies on railways. The video is also available in our youtube profile.
|Sept. 20, 2016|
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Benedikt Thelen passes apprenticeship and bachelor’s degree
|Sept. 7, 2016|
pvt performance visualization toolkit available.
The pvt performance visualization toolkit is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. Pvt was developed during the BMBF-funded project Score-E.
|Aug. 24, 2016|
Visit of the Federal Research Minister Prof. Johanna Wanka
During her summer tour under the topic “The Future of Life in Old Age” Prof. Johanna Wanka visited within the scope of JARA-BRAIN the RWTH Aachen University Hospital on July 28th. Young scientists had the chance to present their research in short talks and demonstrations. For the Virtual Reality Group, Claudia Hänel presented her work on an interactive application to visualize the degenerative progress of a patient’s brain who suffers from corticobasal syndrome. This work was undertaken in a close cooperation with the group of Prof. Katrin Amunts (Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin, Forschungszentrum Jülich) and is currently continued with the scope on the visualization of large data gathered from polarized light imaging. Within her short demonstration on a semi-immersive display system, Claudia Hänel was able to highlight the potential benefits neuroscientists can gain from novel interactive and immersive visualizations of their data.
|July 28, 2016|
Torsten Kuhlen gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Mixed Reality and Interactions at IRT bcom, Rennes.
|July 22, 2016|