The virtual reality CAVE system offers a fully immersive experience that is revolutionising the way people in a surprisingly diverse range of industries work.
Imagine a room that can be turned into an entirely different landscape and then realistically interacted with in 3D, entirely immersing all the user’s senses in the virtual environment. This what the CAVE system is capable of.
CAVE stands for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment and consists of an empty cube-shaped room with a virtual environment projected onto all walls, the floor and ceiling. Users then use a variety of different technologies including gloves, joysticks, VR headsets and other devices to interact with the environment.
The system is already being used in a surprisingly vast range of industries including architecture, life sciences and medicine. Here are just a few examples of applications of the VR CAVE.
Military agencies can use the CAVE to view 3D virtual models of missiles to aid the design process and help avoid expensive mistakes. CAVE technology allows engineers and factory floor workers to all virtually navigate a product together at its real-life scale to collaborate more effectively.
One of the most surprising but effective applications of the VR CAVE system comes from the art world. Artists are using the virtual technology to create immersive art for a unique virtual reality experience. CAVE technology opens up a whole new world of possibilities for artists, allowing them to create art that has the potential to be more interactive than ever before.
Designing and testing vehicles
Car manufacturers like Ford are using CAVE technology to help reduce the costs and time associated with designing and testing vehicles. Without VR technology prototypes can take years to design and develop whereas with CAVE the VR environments can be updated with changes in a matter of just a couple of weeks. The CAVE system is used to project 3D environments onto the walls and ceiling whilst a car seat in the room acts as the vehicle in the test drive simulation.
The CAVE system has been used by people in different geographic locations to play the interactive RoboCup football game. RoboCup is a game of football played in a virtual environment by a team of cooperating players. Software and trackers are used to track the players’ positions and movements and a central server keeps track of the game and provides players with stats.
CAVE technology can be used to create visual and interactive 3D models of molecular structures and dynamics. This kind of technology is invaluable in helping scientists to better understand complex molecular structures and the ways in which they react to modification and external forces. CAVE offers scientists a unique way of experiencing molecular systems with all their senses.
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