The IV/LAB has state of the art facilities for research in Interactive Computer Graphics, Data Visualization, and 3D User Interfaces.
Four-Wall CAVE Virtual Reality Display
In 2013, the IV/LAB designed and installed a new 8x8x8 ft CAVE virtual reality display. The CAVE is driven by 8 projectors and a monster of a computer with 4 high-end NVidia graphics and compute cards. The system supports head-tracked stereoscopic 3D rendering and a variety of user input devices, include 6 degree-of-freedom input from tracked wands and custom devices, multi-touch input, and more.
Immersive Multi-Touch Virtual Reality Workbench
We have now designed and built two virtual reality workbenches that combine a multi-touch table with a head-tracked stereoscopic display wall. Our research involves not only the design and implementation of hardware like this, but also creating new styles of visualization and human-computer interaction using the systems.
3D Haptics Desktop
Including a SensAble Phantom Premium 1.5 device for "feeling" virtual objects.
Many large HDTV flat panel 3D displays, active stereo projectors, SensAble Phantom force-feedback devices, Polhemus Fastrak magnetic trakers, Microsoft Kinect depth cameras, NaturalPoint OptiTrack optical 6-DOF tracking system, wacom cintiq tablets, supplies for prototyping simple custom input devices and wiring devices for computer input, and so on.
We also work closely with visualization resources in other labs on campus: