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The VR lab offers the capability of generating highly accurate interactive simulations of a design solution. It allows you to visually simulate the impact of a design accurately and to optimise and enhance the collaborative design process with the help of a fully immersive digital design environment. This lab is not only a facility. It is also an innovative space that provides students and researchers with the opportunity to explore, investigate and enrich the design and educational experience and to apply the technology at any scale.
Virtual reality is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment. It incorporates mainly auditory and visual feedback, but may also allow other types of sensory feedback like haptic. This immersive environment can be similar to the real world or it can be fantastical.
Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.
The lab has a series of dedicated high end gaming computers to support more complex VR scenes. There are several HTC Vive VR sets to view your project in VR. The lab is made available to students and faculty for demonstration and research purposes.
To scale the VR experience and bring this experience to class, each student in the selected programs is issued a Goggles VR headset as part of their study kit. This headset uses smartphones and tablets to create educational VR experiences in the classroom.