Inspire and discuss
In the tour example use cases and the latest possibilities of XR technologies will be demonstrated, with a mix of consumer and high-end enterprise-grade devices. By exposing researchers and educators to the current possibilities, we want to ask them to imagine how XR can be applied to their field of work. And not just with the current state of the art, but what about 2 years from now, or 10 years, as the technology develops at a rapid pace?
Example use cases for XR
Some well-known possibilities are digitally preserving and inspecting archaeological excavations, or the virtual examination of the human body. Another promising avenue of applications is the digitization of classical lab environments, as well as other observational and field labs. For research in social sciences integrated and peripheral technologies such as eye tracking, voice recording, biometric sensors, etc, may be used to research physiological responses to environmental conditions. XR can also be applied when individuals require exposure to environments in which safety is key for learning, both physically & mentally as well as financially when working with sensitive and expensive machinery. There are certainly other great possibilities for research and education with XR!
Below is the current schedule of visits, were the initial focus is on visiting the WO institutes. Note that more dates are being planned, which are not yet in this overview, and this table will be updated from time to time, including linking to more event information.
|10-05-2022||SURF Research Week - day 1||Utrecht|
|12-05-2022||RuG XR Hub||Groningen|
|31-05-2022||EPIC - day 2||Rotterdam|
|16-06-2022||University of Twente||Enschede|
|27-06-2022||University of Delft||Delft|
|28-06-2022||Eindhoven University of Technology||Eindhoven|
|15/16-10-2022||SURF Onderwijsdagen||Den Bosch|
|26-10-2022||University of Amsterdam||
|23-11-2022||HKU University of the Arts||Utrecht|
|09-03-2023||ROC Friese Poort||Drachten|
|21-03-2023||InHolland Immersive Experience||Haarlem|
Ideas for realizing a proof-of-concept, or co-development?
If you know any researchers / research groups or educators that would be interested in an on-site demo - or even better - already have an idea for a XR-project but not the facilities available, please let us know. In the SURF Open Innovation Lab we are looking for appealing Proof-of-Concepts to develop together. For more information on XR on Tour you can contact Mark Cole or Paul Melis.
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