The Immersive Participation Lab IPLab is a work and presentation environment, which allows for accurately rendering immersive 3D graphics in real-time. Using Virtual Reality (VR), virtual prototyping is applied to a variety of sectors. The research focusses not only on VR technology and software interfaces for seamlessly integrating data from various sources, but also on methods to design custom VR-sessions for collaborative decision-making.
A key target group is the construction sector, which is currently making the digital transition towards building information modeling (BIM). In the IELab, the BIM model becomes a 1:1-scale prototype of the building, to walk through and experience. This way stakeholders can have what is known as an »immersive site consultation meeting« and make decisions efficiently.
Further potential applications:
- Product development
- Ergonomic evaluation
- Production planning
- Urban planning