EPICentre is at once a game changer for research relying on large data sets and for broad public engagement with advanced research and its impacts. The Centre's potential applications and impact across mental health research, simulations, science advancements and science engagement are immense.
Transformative research potential
This pioneering Centre brings together a collaborative team of outstanding leaders from across a diverse array of previously distinct disciplines such as bio-informatics, medical and neuro-imaging, art and design, immersive visualisation, visual analytics, data fusion, anatomy research and computational engineering to challenge the limits of how scientists interact with and analyse information.
Visualising data to drive break through science
UNSW has developed ultra-high resolution, immersive visualisation environments. EPIC's unmatched multidisciplinary expertise and an array of visualisation environments enhance our capacity to do research and illuminate our understanding of rich applications of big data to accelerate scientific discoveries across the field.
EPICylinder system that is seven metres diameter, 340-degree panoramic projection, 33 speakers in a surround audio system, screen resolution of 120 million pixels in 3D, which is three times higher resolution than its nearest equivalent.
DomeLab is a six metre diameter 3D hemispheric projection environment (Fulldome). DomeLab is a UNSW-led Australian Research Council funded project with collaborators across 11 organisations in Australia. The system is designed to travel both nationally and internationally.
XR-Lab consists of several hardware solutions that allow the development and delivery of fully featured collaborative Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications. This lab also hosts a 3m hemispherical dome and multiple interaction devices such as Emotive EEG, Microsoft Kinect 2, 360-degree cameras, laser projector, various gesture cameras, a large set of IoT sensors communicating through networked embedded systems, and upcoming multi-touch wall.
AVIE-SC consists of a 160-degree cylindrical screen driven by two 3D projectors. The lab also includes a motion capture system.
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