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i-Space: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room and Studios
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated environment which intends to give the person experiencing it a strong sense of immersing in that virtual environment. Users can interact with virtual objects in the enclosed virtual world. A sister technology, Augmented Reality (AR) is a combined view of overlaying computer-generated imagery or information over the real world visual. It targets to engage users in their existing surroundings augmented with digital content. While both technologies have decades of history, they gain popularity in gaming in recent years, and are now largely employed in other areas including education, training, engineering, industrial design, therapy and fine art.
Below are some resources for you to know more about VR, AR and related facilities at i-Space.
VR Facilities & Software
To present digital content in an immersive environment, VR headsets are commonly used. A few types of VR headset are available at i-Space.
An open source VR headset made of cardboard. You can download the template to make your own cardboard VR headset. But you need a smartphone running the VR application and slide it into Google Cardboard to view the content.
A VR headset running on android system. It allows you to watch 360º images/videos and play VR games with the headset alone.
The world’s first fully-featured virtual reality anatomy atlas. Learn human anatomy with over 4,000 realistic anatomical models/structures sided with quality text descriptions per body structure. Explore the human body like never before with this revolutionary medical app!
The story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. This VR experience is a recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now for the first time ever you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it.
Puts the whole world within your reach. Take a peek at some of the incredible sights you'll experience along the way in the preview gallery below. Explore the world from totally new perspectives. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over Yosemite, or teleport across the globe.
A physics-based space simulator. It merges gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Create, destroy, and interact on a scale you've never before imagined.
A sword simulation action game designed specifically for VR utilizing tracked motion controls. This game takes real physical skill of body control and hand–eye coordination to get high scores. If you like motion gaming, swordplay, and having a serious workout session, this is the game for you.
Lets you easily create 3D objects in virtual reality, no matter your modelling experience. Using six simple tools, you can bring your applications to life, create a volumetric masterpiece, or simply let your imagination run wild.
Lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
A local arts education programme aims to let students to explore traditional Chinese culture through a series of learning activities. Part of the programme includes several education kits that you can interact with AR & VR apps. (*Chinese only)
An app primarily lets you search information with your phone's camera. It can also translate text appear in the camera's view and overlay the translation on the original text. More than that, it allows you to copy the translate text as well.
A high-speed computer vision tracking and data visualization system used in numerous sports. For example, it tracks and records 3D motion of the ball in a ball game. Whether a player has hit an in/out ball can be visualized in instant replay with computer-generated trajectory and bounce mark of the ball overlayed on the recorded video.