Tours of several immersive environments will be offered during Day 2 of the workshop at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Please sign up for tours at the registration table in the NCSA lobby.
The Integrated Systems Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology includes:
- A KQ Hyperion driving simulator that surrounds the automobile's occupants with eight projected images driven by a PC cluster. Head and eye tracking, spatialized sonification, and visual and haptic feedback are integrated into the simulator's software for research in human-automobile interaction.
- The Cube, an immersive, stereo-capable visualization chamber. While in the Cube, the viewer enjoys a completely untethered visualization experience.
- The CAVE, a projection-based virtual reality system that surrounds the viewer with four screens -- three rear-projection screens for walls and a down-projection screen for the floor. The viewer wears stereo shutter glasses and a six-degrees-of-freedom head-tracking device. As the viewer moves inside the CAVE, the correct stereoscopic perspective projections are calculated for each wall. A second sensor and buttons in a wand held by the viewer provide interaction with the virtual environment.