Advanced Virtual Reality Systems at Spanish Universities
Keeping students at the cutting edge, Spain funds advanced MOCAP and VR systems for local universities
November 11, 2011 - Madrid, Spain - Ingevideo today announced that Ingevideo has selected Optitrack™ as the motion tracking technology for the supply of advanced MOCAP systems to universities in Spain as part of a government funded education project. Students across various disciplines will use the MOCAP systems as part of their curriculum, improving their opportunities in the job market, and getting ready to apply MOCAP techniques when starting jobs in industry and research.
Interactive MOCAP & VR systems installed at Spanish universities using the Optitrack™ systems.
When “Red.es”, an entity of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade responsible for driving the information society in Spain, called for innovative technology solutions to advance the country’s education system, Ingevideo, specialized in advanced VR & MOCAP systems came up with a project plan that spiked the interest of government officials. The project had to be unique and not only technically feasible but also within budget at times of worldwide economic crisis.
Teaming up with technology leaders in the visual simulation industry such as WorldViz, Hewlett Packard, Christie Digital, and RealD, Ingevideo proposed to supply Spanish universities with advanced MOCAP systems to be used in conjunction with immersive multi-wall stereo projection systems allowing students from interdisciplinary backgrounds to utilize MOCAP & virtual reality technology for their studies. For this idea and its successful realization, Ingevideo was chosen by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce as the top innovative Spanish company to receive the award and implement the most advanced MOCAP & VR systems at Spanish Universities.
Miguel Motos, Director VR & Simulation at Ingevideo comments: “With my fifteen years of experience in the visual simulation market, it was clear to me that I needed to team up with a leader in MOCAP tecnology, but also with a company that could understand the local culture and was open to collaborate and be open to a win-win relationship. The engineers behind Optitrack™ provide outstanding products, and even more importantly, with the right type of engineers who did an excellent job in analyzing the customer requirements and looking into the future of MOCAP & 3D.”
Upon project approval, the universities received cutting-edge MOCAP & VR systems including Optitrack™ Real Time optical motion tracking systems, WorldViz Vizard VR software, 3chip digital active stereo projectors, active 3D glasses, , and high-end graphics workstations.
Ingevideo engineers flew out to each site in Spain and installed all the components that seamlessly where integrated into one system.
The universities use their new MOCAP & visualization centers for historical education projects, psychology research and engineering applications. In some universities, the university also intends to make its VR system available to local companies.
Each university has dedicated a classroom for MOCAP, VR and a mixture of both.
Ingevideo is an independent European 3D/VR/Sim/AV company established in 1989. It offers turn-key solutions based on high-level skilled engineers and uses the latest technology for each project. As one of the main European VR market players Ingevideo has delivered projects to companies like Microsoft, Ministerio de Interior, Union Fenosa, Xunta de Galicia, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, etc. By having its own engineering department, Ingevideo is capable of designing its own hardware to be applied in those niche markets where there is no off-the-shelf solution available. Ingevideo is also present in the emerging MOCAP market with optical tracking solutions based on Optitrack™ ® products. Together with technology partners like Optitrack™ , Panasonic, Christie Digital, Extron, JVC, WorldViz and others, Ingevideo can offer the adequate solution for any project anywhere in the world.
OptiTrack™ is the leading brand of affordable high-performance motion capture technology. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include Ingevideo, Under Armour, NASA, Mechdyne, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, Laser Shot, Ubisoft, Sony, Halon Entertainment, Nvizage, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, and other top contractors and studios around the world.
For more information, visit www.optitrack.com