• 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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    COVID-19 and the associated restriction of lung function that can develop into a life-threatening illness presents a new challenge to society, government, commerce and, above all, research. The number of verified SARS-CoV-2 infections around the world is in the millions and, in Germany, hundreds of thousands of people have already tested positive for the new virus. According to virologists, we all will be dealing with this disease for some time still -- until vaccines and medications become widely available or enough of the population becomes immune.

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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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