Mobile CAVE environment – innovative milestone in high-end visualization systems development
July 1, 2010 1 Comment
By using EON Icube software, portable active stereo projectors from ViewSonic, along with stereoscopic glasses and motion tracking position trackers, the result is complete immersion; allowing learners to walk around or place themselves ‘into’ the virtual environment.
“This mobile system is a revolutionary PC-based multi-sided immersive environment in which those participating are completely surrounded by virtual imagery and 3D sound – but in a scaled-down version of the original Icube,” stated John Handshoe, Project Director, Hazard Community and Technical College.
“I’m giving it some thought on using this in the library,” said Elaine Couch, who’s the Director of the Perry County Public Library, which recently moved to their new home in Hazard. “Someone from California could talk to us virtually. Or we could give someone a virtual tour of our library”.
Typically, high-end immersive systems, such as the fixed, 4-wall cube, have been, until today, complex and expensive to maintain.
The 3D Virtual Reality Simulation Center: at Hazard Community and Technical College: “For our education system to be effective, our students must be equipped with the tools they need in a classroom that will adequately prepare them for the real world. With today’s technology, we can create vastly advanced classrooms that provide simulations, presentations, and specialized training that would not be possible in a traditional learning environment. There is a demand and need for this specialized training that will recruit yound people to pursue careers in the coal, health care, and green industries.” Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (During his speech announcing the $1.2 million grant for Hazard Community and Technical College)
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