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Augmented Reality

Scientific visualization systems are a supporting technology in order to evaluate digital models as they enable specialists to understand the complex relationships of large amounts of data. The general goal is to develop visualization tools that do not require special expert know-how but are easy and effective in use. Virtual Reality (VR) techniques provide the possibility to evaluate properties and behaviour of objects as well as simulation data in a demonstrative, collaborative and immersive way. For example, geometry of virtual models can be interactively adjusted, parameters tuned and flow characteristics calcualted. Thus construction errors corrected before the physical prototype is built.

Augmented Reality (AR) visualization tools provide essential advantages as they superimpose virtual components or visualized fluid flow variables with the physical prototype. With such hybrid prototypes, a simultaneous judgment of all parameters is possible and the user can sense several characteristics and influencing variables with each other.

In order to exploit the possibilities of AR, we have built an experimental setup which is described on this page together with some applications and events.

 

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