Author Archives: Bernhard

Photo update of motion chair projection setup

We recently took a few pic­tures of the iSpace immer­sive video-projection setup with the Gyroxus motion chair as an input device: lean­ing into the direc­tion you want to move in the vir­tual envi­ro­ment con­trols the sim­u­lated motions. We used a Polhemus 6DOF track­ing system instead of the built-in track­ing for more pre­cise motion con­trol. Driving […]

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SFU-Surrey open house video featuring iSpace simulator

The SFU-Surrey open house video was just released — it fea­tures the new iSpace sim­u­la­tor (at 1:48, thanks Andrew for the nice pitch!) Below are some more pic­tures from the open house day — thanks to all who helped with it, it was a great success!

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Interested in participating in Virtual Reality experiments?

We are cur­rently run­ning exper­i­ments and look­ing for par­ti­ciants. If inter­ested, sign up on sfu-siat.sona-systems.com or con­tact one of the iSpace stu­dents Daniel, Salvar, Lonnie, or Andrew (see ispace.iat.sfu.ca/people/). Below is a short video of the iSpace VR sim­u­la­tor that’s used in some of the experiments:

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SIAT iSpace Showcase on 5. Feb 2011

Our new iSpace multi-modal VR sim­u­la­tor was first pub­licly demon­strated at the SIAT show­case on 5. Feb 2011, together with the Sympathetic Guitar project by Jay Vidyarthi which pro­vides the live accom­pa­ni­ment for the video below that we shot during the demo. This was the first public demo of new iSpace (Riecke) Lab Virtual Reality Simulator […]

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Open Access Book chapter published

Riecke, B. E. (2010). Compelling Self-Motion Through Virtual Environments Without Actual Self-Motion – Using Self-Motion Illusions (“Vection”) to Improve User Experience in VR. In Virtual Reality (pp. 161 — 188). InTech: Available here

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SIAT Showcase: iSpace Multi-modal Virtual Reality Simulator & Sympathetic Guitar

Our new iSpace multi-modal VR sim­u­la­tor was first pub­licly demon­strated at the SIAT show­case on 5. Feb 2011, together with the Sympathetic Guitar project by Jay Vidyarthi which pro­vides the live accom­pa­ni­ment for the video below that we shot we shot after the offi­cial part was over we started play­ing with our new setup. This was […]

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FCAT Professors Speak About Their Research & Teaching

In a series of videos cre­ated by Simon Fraser University’s Teaching and Learning Centre, eigh­teen Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) pro­fes­sors talk about the focus of their research, their cur­rent projects, and what excites them about teach­ing. The videos show­case the broad spec­trum of excit­ing research uniquely found in this one new Faculty. […]

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Grand Opening of the new iSpace Website

Well, it’s actu­ally still under con­struc­tion, but we decided to put it online so we can start using it…  Apologies for tech­ni­cal or con­tent errors…

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