Our CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) is a room-sized, stereoscopic 3D projection system projected over three walls. Because it is three-walls (instead of six, which would be a fully immersive CAVE), this type of rooms are also called 'Caverns'. In our Cavern, the three projectors display high-resolution images through a mirrored system onto the three associated walls surrounding the viewer. A camera position tracking system tracks the viewer's location as well as head orientation real-time adapting the display perspective to it. Through additional means, it is also possible to track a viewer's wrists, ankles, hips etc., allowing various input functions to be mapped on the human viewer’s natural movements, and e.g., simulate walking or control an 'avatar'. This way, users can explore virtual worlds naturally by walking and interacting with your hands to manipulate objects. Altogether the CAVE delivers a highly interactive and immersive experience in virtual spaces. The GIVA CAVE is located at the University of Zurich's Irchel campus, in the Geography department (room Y25-J87, tel: +41446355237). The lab has been put into operation in Fall 2014.
|Projection system on 3 Walls 3x NEC NP-U310W Projectors Widescreen Ultrashort Throw 1 server - 2 client system Resolution: native 1280x 800 pix max 1600x 1200 pix Refresh Rate: 120 Hz lamp type: 280W AC Audio 10W speaker||Workstation: Boxx Apexx 4 Intel Core i74960x (3.6 Ghz) 16 GB RAM, x64 processor Nvidia GeForce Quadro K6000 Windows 8.1 Pro Software: Worldviz Vizard PPT Camera Tracking software||Stereo Glasses Motion Tracker Battery: 350mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery. Maximum of 6 hours (with low intensity mode) Intelligent sleep mode after 30sec Active LED system Shutter glasses Amount: 10 radio frequency synchronization Battery: up to 75 hours Automatic power-off|
|Camera Position Tracking System 6 Cameras for optical tracking Calibration Ring (in the closet) control via PPT Camera Tracking Software||Wireless Interaction Wand LED System: Passive & Active (PPT Marker ID) Compatible with TrackD, VRPN, and WorldViz native PPT protocol Battery endurance 8hrs Degrees of Freedom 6 (X, Y, Z, yaw, pitch, roll) latency 20ms||Canvas specs Screen height: 2702 mm Screen width: 3000 mm Projection: 3x 3120 mm (wide) x 1950 mm (tall)|