• The goal of the joint project between IFQ GmbH Wismar Gesellschaft für Informationsverarbeitung, Fertigungssteuerung und Qualitätssicherung and the Rostock location of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD is to develop a communication tool with which select workers receive targeted, quick information as needed on stationary displays in their current work environment or on mobile displays.

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  • From February 2010 until the end of January 2014, the EU project universAAL has been tearing down existing barriers in the development and use of AAL solutions and providing support for innovative ideas and products in this area. The universAAL platform for intelligent living spaces presented here is the result of this seminal project.

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    VELaSSCo aims at developing a new concept of integrated end-user visual analysis methods with advanced management and post-processing algorithms for engineering modelling applications, scalable for real-time petabyte level simulations.

    The interface will enable real-time interrogation of simulation data, generating key information for analysis.

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  • Up to now, shipbuilders had to decide without any direct visual reference where which pieces of furniture should be placed and whether the interior of the ship looks better in leather, wood or cloth. By means of virtual technologies, as they are mainly known in the automotive industry or with architects, it will also be easier for shipbuilders and especially their customers to make the most suitable choice in the future.

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  • This tool allows doctors and interns to practice the precise procedures for surgery by utilising tactile feedback tools and a computer screen that displays an actual surgical image of what the camera uploads, superimposed with 3-dimensional (3D) images of the damaged tissue.

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    Instead of a surgical procedure, virtual biopsies can be used to make statements about tissue characteristics using a virtual biopsy based on quantitative image analysis.

    Medical imaging plays a not insignificant role in personalized treatment decisions. Until now, medical imaging data was used primarily to derive geometric parameters (e.g., stroke volume of the heart, size of a tumor) to assist with a diagnosis. But this kind of imaging data contains a lot more information - called image-based biomarkers.

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  • Tracking is the core technology for Augmented Reality as it registers position and orientation of the camera in real-time. For industrial applications tracking has to work without scene preparation (e.g. markers or feature maps), and 3D-objects or machinery components have to be recognized in changing illuminations and surroundings.

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  • VISTRA aims at the development of a comprehensive platform for simulation and training of manual assembly processes based on advanced ICT-technologies and concepts, such as auto-generation and re-use of data, realistic physical behaviour, game-based learning, advanced user-interaction and cross-disciplinary information sharing.

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    The design of streets in particular – which increasingly prioritize active mobility over motorized individual transport – is particularly fraught with conflict. It is therefore often difficult to mediate between the widely divergent concerns and needs of different users.

    The research project "VR-Planning - we're planning" investigated the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) for improving the participatory planning of public spaces – specifically streets as public spaces that are used for active mobility– and compiled the findings in a guideline document.

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