WHAT IS A VR CAVE?

A VR CAVE is a virtual reality space; essentially an empty room in the shape of a cube in which each of the surfaces – the walls, floor and ceiling – may be used as projection screens to create a highly immersive virtual environment. 3D CAVE users typically wear stereoscopic eyewear and they interact with visual stimulus via wands, data gloves, joysticks, or other input devices.

The word CAVE itself is an acronym that stands for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment.

HOW DOES A VR CAVE WORK?

Wearing stereoscopic glasses enables VR CAVE users to see 3D graphics and images that appear to be floating, suspended in the air. You can walk all the way around these objects, study them closely and get a full view and a proper understanding of exactly how they would look in reality.

The projection systems used require extremely high-resolution in order to maintain the illusion of reality.

User’s movements are tracked by the sensors in the VR CAVE and the video with which they are interacting adjusts continuously to adapt to the individual user’s perspective.

French Engineering School with Virtual Immersion Room

REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS

CAVE technology is already being used for research and review in an astonishingly diverse range of disciplines, including:

  • Architecture, Engineering, Construction
  • Automotive industry
  • Universities and education
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Design and review
  • Defence
  • Medicine and healthcare

WHY ARE VR CAVES SO IMPORTANT?

As VR CAVE technology becomes more affordable and widespread, the commercial and humanitarian implications are wide-reaching and incredibly exciting.

As well as the fact that CAVE simulations and CAVE VR systems are already saving lives by their use in medicine, monitoring and pre-empting diseases, for example, or planning complex operations, they also offer businesses a commercial advantage by saving huge sums of money in research and design.

The most exciting aspect of CAVE technology is that the applications are literally – not virtually, but literally – infinite.

WORLDWIDE INSTALLATIONS

Drawing on over twenty years of expertise, we can design, source and install anywhere your project needs us to.

Our work has taken us across the globe, with projects as far away as Australia and as close to home as our neighbours.