XR-Hub WÜRZBURG

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Education and Training


Can you explain this with XR?


Learn more about how XR is used in education and training!


Co-Working and Creativity


Can I meet you in XR?



Learn more about how XR is going to change the way we work and create together!


Therapy and
Health


Getting better with XR?



Learn more about how XR technologies can help in therapy and health related fields!


AI and Machine Learning


How can AI benefit from XR technology?


Learn more about how AI can be developed and improved with the help of XR!

Fundamental Research and Knowledge Transfer

How do we know all of this about XR?


Learn more about the fundamental research that is the basis for all XR applications!

News

XR Hub Würzburg @ WueWW
The XR Hub hosted an event for the WueWW on Friday, the 22nd of October 2021 to give an insight into the world of extended reality and to showcase fields of application of XR.
Embodiment Lab and XR Hub Würzburg @ bidt Demo Day 2021
Save-the-date: The 2nd Demo Day of the Bavarian Innovation Labs will take place as an online event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
XR Hub @ WueWW
Save-the-date: The XR Hub Würzburg is thrilled to announce that we will participate in the WueWW! Join our talk and make sure to check out all of the other incredible events.
XR Hub Würzburg @ Places_ VR Festival
The Places_ VR Festival took place from 16th to 18th of September in Gelsenkirchen. The master thesis 'TooCloseVR', which is affiliated with the XR Hub Würzburg, was nominated for the Best Impact category of the DIVR Science Award.
DapDay 2021
On September 10th the XR Hub was invited for a talk about the possibilities and advantages of XR technologies for innovations.
Human-Computer, Games & Informatics Expo
Save-the-date: The Human-Computer, Games and Informatics Expo will take place on 16th of July 2021.
New Video @ XR Hub Bavaria
Check out the new video on networking in the XR community & how to help implement new ideas.
XR Hub at Bits&Pretzels
Together with Bavarian Minister of State Judith Gerlach the XR Hub gave a masterclass called "Dive into XR – use cases and outlook" at Bits&Pretezls 2020.
Bits&Pretzels x XR Hub
The XR Hub is excited to announce that we will give a masterclass called "XR – Key to your Success" at the Bits&Pretzels 2020. Join us on Friday, October 2nd, at 3:40 pm when avatars explain extended reality!
Judith Gerlach visited the HCI and MTS chair
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, visited the HCI and HTS chair on Tuesday, 4th August.
Insights for minister of state Dorothee Bär
A Center for Artificial Intelligence in Data Science (CAIDAS) is being established at the University of Würzburg. Minister of State Dorothee Bär has informed herself about its research.
1st Industrial Think Tank
On the 21st of July representatives of XR affiliated companies met for the 1st Industrial Think Tank organized by the XR Hub Würzburg.
ViLeArn @ Digitaltag Bayern 2020
The project ViLeArn was presented at the Digital Day Bavaria 2020. As part of the XR-Hub slot, the current prototype of project ViLeArn was streamed via Zoom.
XR podcast episode 7 - New Realities
The potential of virtual and augmented reality in schools is great, and this has been scientifically proven. But how do you get teachers to actually use XR? Sebastian Oberdörfer talks about it in the 7th episode of the XR podcast.
Research Highlight: 4D Augmented City Models
This DECH'17 workshop paper explores methods to work with digital image libraries, from the creation of 3D or in extension time-annotated 4D models, to the eventual dissemination of research findings in teaching/learning scenarios. Pedagogical approaches for learning objectives and methods for including Augmented Reality in mobile learning environments are reviewed.
Research Highlight: Impact of Avatar Personalization
This TVCG'18 best journal paper investigates how personalized and individualized avatars affect body ownership, presence, and emotional response. Several significant as well as a number of notable effects were found, most notably that personalized avatars significantly increase body ownership.
Research Highlight: Scalability in Distributed SVR
This TVCG'19 journal paper investigates performance and user experience of Social Virtual Reality (SVR) targeting distributed, embodied, and immersive, face-to-face encounters. As one result, a user study reveals positive effects of an increasing number of co-located social companions on the quality of experience of virtual worlds.
Research Highlight: Creativity in VR
This ICMI'19 *Best Paper Runner Up* article presents a speech and gesture-based interaction paradigm for creative design tasks in VR. The multimodal approach resulted in several advantages, including improved perceived usability, an increased sense of flow and a higher sense of presence.
Think Tank Academic Research XR @ XR Hub Würzburg
On the 7th of February, academic representatives of Bavarian research groups gathered to conduct the first Think Tank Academic Research in XR.
2. Mixed Reality Day
On January 24th, the XR Hub Würzburg and XR Hub Munich Team made an excursion to our colleagues at the FH Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus to visit their second Mixed Reality Day, organized by Prof. Christoph Anthes.
XR in education and training
Virtual reality, extended reality, human-computer interaction in education and training - these are the topics of Prof. Marc Latoschik's lecture on 24.01.2020 at 13:00 in the Aquarium of FOS/BOS Kitzingen.
XR Hub Unterfranken
The Bavarian Ministry of Digital Affairs is creating a competence centers for key technologies in the field of eXtended Reality, called 'XR Hubs', that will network small and medium-sized companies in Bavaria and support them in technology transfer. In addition to a central hub in Munich, 500,000 € per year are invested in regional hubs. The XR Hub Lower Franconia will cooperate with the HCI chair Würzburg.
Judith Gerlach visited HCI
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, visited the chair HCI on Monday, 29th April.
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