Research Training Group KRITIS visits the IIB's VR Lab

Virtual discovery of critical infrastructures


On Friday, 03.11.2017, the Research Training Group KRITIS visited the IIB and got an insight into the modelling and visualization of Critical Infrastructures in VR and AR. During the joint hands-on session at the Darmstadt Civil, Environmental and Safety Engineering Lab (DACES), the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Cyberith Virtulizer, Leap Motion hand tracking and Asus ZenFone with Tango and AR-Core technology were tested.

Practicing the case of emergency in a fire-extinguishing simulation (Picture: S. Franz)

The visit of the interdisciplinary research group took place in the course of the advanced seminar, which is part of the qualification program of the research group. After a lecture by Prof. Dr. -Ing. Uwe Rüppel on computer-aided modelling and visualization in the context of engineering science issues, especially in the field of civil security, the graduates themselves were able to take action.

The demonstration scenarios included various test grounds for getting to know the hardware, station and train stations as well as virtually accessible city models. As a crowning finale, a fire-extinguishing simulation was carried out in a factory building. Objects from reality have been implemented into the virtual environment within a first prototype to further increase the immersion of the simulation.