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Immersive and mixed reality creators Holovis has completed the three initial environments that users will be exposed to in the University of Exeter VSimulator setup being installed at Exeter Science Park.

These include a bridge, a sports stadium and an office in a high rise building. When the nine users put on the Vive Pro headset, they will find themselves in one of these customisable environments. They are able to fully move around the space, which has been optically tracked to sub mm precision, and will see avatars of the other participants in their exact locations.

We can then introduce varying amounts of movement via the custom designed E2M Octopod motion platform and custom made AMTI force plates to create different environmental conditions and measure the reactions, looking at human perception monitoring, psychology and physiology.

Within the stadium, this could be caused by everyone jumping up to celebrate a goal being scored and on the bridge or in the office, it could be the disturbance as multiple people cross and move around. These effects might be very slight, but we can accurately measure and analyse what levels create responses and understand what they are.

Holovis has created the environments using real-time media powered by a game engine. This means the operator can tailor the scenarios through audio, media and motion differentials to exactly what they want to measure, recreating the same multiple times or introducing different variables, powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX graphics cards to future proof the solution.


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