Science Day 2018

July 3, 2018 /

The Science Day 2018 at VISUS

Building the future with VR glasses and HoloLens

Building the future with VR glasses and HoloLens

Who always wanted to switch into virtual worlds with VR glasses or a HoloLens was welcome on the Science Day at the Visualisation Research Center of the University of Stuttgart. From 13:00 to 18:00 pm on Saturday, 30th June 2018, the VISUS opened the doors for everyone interested in the latest computer technologies.

At that day VIS and VISUS were showcasing many exhibits from the current visualisation research themed by the motto "Workplaces of the Future". Despite of the big heat more than 150 visitors, big and small, came to experience the visual computing themselves: e.g. by interaction at the touch table of the SFB-TRR 161, which showed how virtual and mixed reality glasses as well as large displays will be used in future workplaces. The visitors had the chance to put the virtual reality glasses on and comfortably experience a threedimensional journey through space and time in the astrodome of the planetarium from the canvas chair. The dome movie, which premiered at the planetarium Stuttgart on the occasion of the exhibition "In the digital laboratory" last year, has been modelled extra for a 3D virtual reality projection.

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Eye Tracking Games, HoloLens, FlowBrush, Kinect and Powerwall

The visitors were also testing the Eye Tracking Games, a HoloLens projection of a very enlarged molecule, the geste operating of the computer by finger or hand with Kinect and further applications. With the FlowBrush the computer also became a canvas for digital artwork. A special highlight were the three demonstrations of the powerwall by Prof. Thomas Ertl on 14:00, 15:15 and 17:00 pm, where also this years circle around the vice chancellor of the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Wolfram Ressel, as well as representatives from the industries, politics and journalism participated. The powerwall inspired the visitors not only by its size (two to six meters), but also by its very high resolution (ten 4K projectors) and processing power and is still unique in Europe.

In total VIS and VISUS were able to offer a very various program on the Science Day 2018. We would like to thank all volunteers and advisers for their great effort and dedication to the projects.

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Term: 30th June 2018, 13:00 to 18:00 pm

Venue: VISUS Visualisation Research Center of the University of Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen, Allmandring 19

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