Factsheet

Research group:
VRxAR Labs
Based in Växjö, Sweden

Founding date:
May 2016

Website:
vrxar.lnu.se

Press / Business contact:
aris.alissandrakis@lnu.se

Social:
twitter.com/vrxar
vimeo.com/vrxar
facebook.com/vrxarlabs

Address:
VRxAR Labs
Department of Media Technology
Faculty of Technology
Linnaeus University
35106, Växjö
SWEDEN

Phone:
+46 (0) 470 70 86 36

Description

The VRxAR Labs research group is exploring interface design for Mixed Reality environments, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Research

Research interests

We are surrounded by complex and "invisible" computing systems that influence our everyday lives. Digital data and information are produced, processed and practiced in diverse contexts and scenarios. Within the VRxAR Labs research group, we explore and investigate interface design approaches to enable data visualization and interaction in smart environments with a focus on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

Reality concepts explained

VR environments enable the user to immerse into a completely computer generated (virtual) world, thus visually isolating the user from the real world environment. AR extends and enhances real world environments by adding supplemental virtual information: interactively, in three dimensions, and in real-time. Virtual objects in an AR environment align accordingly with real ones and thus seem to coexist in the same space. Mixed Reality combines aspects of both Virtual and Augmented Reality, where physical and digital objects coexist and interact in real-time.

Projects


Videos

Open Data Exploration in Virtual Reality (ODXVR) - Demo  Vimeo

Augmented Reality for Public Engagement (PEAR) - Early demo Vimeo


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (23MB)
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pear_concept02.png
odxvr_vbmc_02.png
pear_workflow.png
odxvr_vbmc_04.png
odxvr_rsvr_03.png
odxvr_rsvr_01.png
odxvr_rsvr_04.png
odxvr_rsvr_02.png
odxvr_vbmc_01.png
pear_concept03.png

There are far more images available for VRxAR Labs, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (21KB)
vrxar_logo_square.png
vrxar_logo_banner.png

Selected Publications


Selected News

  • "Virtual Reality project presented at VR_Sci Fest 2017"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se
  • "New smartphone app aims to increase public engagement in local issues"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se
  • "Virtual Reality will make Open Data more visible and valuable"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se

Team

Nico Reski
Doctoral Student

Aris Alissandrakis
Supervisor

Contact

Inquiries
aris.alissandrakis@lnu.se

Twitter
twitter.com/vrxar

Facebook
facebook.com/vrxarlabs

Web
vrxar.lnu.se

Linnaeus University Web
lnu.se/vrxar


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