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Immersive Testbed

Immersive Testbed

We’ve partnered with Igloo Vision, turning the Virtual Reality (VR) cylinder into an Immersive Testbed and Showcase. This will allow SMEs to showcase their work and use the space for research, design and concept testing. The Immersive Testbed also offers the potential to simulate a city as well as the interior of a building, and creates a unique opportunity for SMEs to explore and test their ideas in a low-risk virtual setting before they implement them in the real world.

The rapid rise of immersive technologies such as VR and AR in recent years demonstrates the potential they have to transform our daily lives, whether personal or professional. The Immersive Testbed offers the potential to simulate a city as well as the interior of a building, and creates a unique opportunity for SMEs to explore and test their ideas in a low-risk virtual setting before they implement them in the real world.

At Future Cities Catapult we’re seeking to work with academic partners to advance research in the immersive field related to city-specific themes, as well as involving industry in the UK to help them address city challenges using immersive technologies. The Igloo Vision cylinder based at the UIC offers a 360° shared VR experience that can be used to showcase or demonstrate prototypes, for education and training, or as a research and workshop tool for product and service development.

For more information, or if you would like to express your interest in working with us, please fill out this form.

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