The University of Tromsø
7-metre x 10-metre immersive workspace
Shared immersive technology can free complicated designs from the confines of flat screens and bring them to life around you. If you create 3D, CAD, CGI, BIM, panoramic or 360° photos or films, you can step inside your content to manipulate it, discuss it or review it. And, because it’s shared, groups of people can experience your visualisations together.
It was this capability that The University of Tromsø (UiT) - The Arctic University of Norway - wanted to investigate with Igloo tech. UiT is the world's northernmost university. Its research contributes on a regional, national and international level, with specialities in the polar environment, climate research, telemedicine, medical biology and space physics.
We retrofitted a 7-metre x 10-metre room into an Igloo immersive workspace with floor projection and surround sound. Twelve Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 5000 projectors were chosen to satisfy UiT’s requirement for 3D content and reduced shadowing.
Every wall and floor can display immersive content to help users to better visualise and engage with their designs and data - with a strip along the middle to create a viewing and meeting platform.
UiT is investigating multiple uses for its Igloo:
“It's a fantastic tool and you can use it for anything. You can present so much more, in a much more interesting way than the typical classroom lecture.”
Lecturer in Department of Industrial Engineering, UiT