The VSimulators team from University of Exeter recently went to E2M Technologies in Amsterdam this week, to put the facility’s finely tuned motion platform through its paces.
James Bassitt and James Brownjohn attended the factory acceptance testing, to ensure the platform meets stringent performance criteria. The way the platform has been designed and constructed makes it extremely rigid, providing a unique capability for simulating high frequency motion in all directions. The videos below show James Brownjohn experiencing the motion capabilities on VSimulators.
The next stage will see the VSimulators team take delivery of the equipment and install it into the University of Exeter Engineering Research Centre at Exeter Science Park.
VSimulators at University of Exeter will offer a state-of-the-art, world class facility, providing virtual reality (VR) technology capable of immersing up to nine occupants simultaneously in headset projected VR scenarios. The worldwide unique motion platform, linked to the VR scenarios, will enable users to perceive realistic motion as they move around in a virtual world whilst optical and inertial motion capture systems and an array of force plates will record their experiences.
The facility will open in 2020 for research collaborations and commercial use. This will follow the opening of the complementary facility at the University of Bath in October 2019.
James Brownjohn experiences the motion from VSimulators
VSimulators demonstrates the range of moves
VSimulators motion under factory acceptance testing