HITLab AU brings virtual/mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses with a focus on design, visualisation, simulation and games. A key development will be collaborative teaching and research programs with schools and disciplines including Computing & Information Systems, Architecture & Design, Visual & Performing Arts, Human Life Sciences, Nursing, Education, Human Movement, and the Australian Maritime College.
Special facilities in HITLab AU include Surface Research equipment in particular the VisionSpace, a three-screen immersive stereo projection system enabling groups of people to view and interact intuitively with virtual 3D data, and an Access Grid, a high-end, collaborative communication facility including HD videoconferencing capabilities.
HITLab research projects re current organised around the following key themes:
- Food product innovation
- Eco and cultural tourism
- Creative arts and service design
- Education technology and learning science
- ICT for rural and regional health
We are particularly interested in collaborating with industrial partners exploring how cutting-edge ICT technology can increase productivity and creative innovative applications.