Amy Banic.

workingatLab

Our research spans 3-dimensional (3-D) user interfaces and interaction in the areas of and application domains that utilize 3-D virtual environments (VE), immersive 3-D visualizations, and virtual humans experienced through stereoscopic display technology. Interaction in three dimensions is crucial to the successful usage of highly interactive VE applications like virtual reality, immersive training/education, scientific visualization, health, and immersive design. Our research investigates basic and applied research on interaction in 3-D and VE technology. We design and develop interaction techniques, interfaces, input devices that enhance workflow in a variety of domains.

3-Dimensional Interaction and Agents (3DiA) Laboratory

Our research is human-centric, meaning we study problems from the users' perspective. Our focus is to design and develop novel technology to help people and solve real-world problems.

 

Our research is highly collaborative. Faculty, Government Researchers, Industry Leaders,  Students and others who join or work with our lab  come from a variety of domains such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kinesiology, Psychology, Health Sciences, Art,  and others.

 

Computing is at the heart. Students persuing a Ph.D., Masters, or Undergraduate degree working in this research group typically are enrolled in computer science or computer engineering studies. If you are interested in joining the lab, please see the information page: 'Join 3DiA'.

 

Our research is highly innovative. Check out our  'In the News' page for  the latest on our research advancements and innovation patents.

Human-Centric. Collaborative. Innovative.

Banic.

design. create. inspire.

Human-Centric Research on:

 

  • Virtual Reality (VR)

  • 3D User Interfaces and Interaction (3DUI)

  • Immersive Visualizations

  • Virtual Humans

State-of-the-Art Facilities.

Our Facilities and Equipment are State-of-the-Art. This laboratory consists of a 14’X14’ wide area optical tracking system for rigid body tracking of position and orientation in 3D space, an IQ-station from of Idaho National Laboratory, 3-sided stereoscopic display system, head-mounted displays, low-cost brain-computer interface device, eye-tracking system, 18-sensor flex tracking gloves, and a number of web cameras, commodity input devices and touch displays. The 3DiA Lab also has open space, desks, and meeting area to facilitate research and both local and remote collaboration.

20150919_143636 interaction photo2 3dtouch2