Embodiment Lab

Welcome to the Embodiment Lab!

Embodied multimodal interfaces and digital humans, e.g., virtual avatars and agents, become increasingly interesting for various novel human-computer interface paradigms. The EmbodimentLab establishes a Bavarian competence center for the creative development of related application use cases and the necessary technology involved. The EmbodimentLab provides a platform connecting industry with academia to initiate common research and application projects. Non-academic partners team-up with student groups to try-out new ideas for potential future products and applications. The lab supports a broad technology stack including various systems for 3D-body scanning, motion tracking, live animation and Virtual and Augmented Reality.

News

New ILAST projectteam
This semester a new team is working on our ILAST project. The seven students started in October and started developing new applications.
2. Meeting of ZD.B Innovation Lab Coaches
On 26 and 27 November the coaches of all ZD.B sponsored innovation laboratories met at the Zentrum für Digitale Innovationen (ZDI) Mainfranken in Würzburg.
Radio interview about ILAST
Thursday Kathrina Haunfelder from the Technical University Nuremberg came to Würzburg and interviewed Andrea Bartl about ILAST. More information will be published soon.
ILAST at ZD.B
Our ILAST- Team presented a pitch and demonstration of the project at the ZD.B Demo Day in Erlangen.
Our photogrammetry rig is ready!
The whole team helped together and now all 106 cameras are hanging in the rig.
iLAST - Demo at König-Ludwig-Haus!
The team presented its final prototype to the medical staff of the orthopaedic clinic König-Ludwig-Haus.
BadMe - Understanding the customer!
We had a meeting with the customer to understand his needs and requirements. As a second step we did a contextual inquiry and visited our customer.
Cameras and Rig arrived!
Nearly all of the component parts for our body scanner have arrived by now. Our offices are stuffed and we can not wait to put it all together.
iLAST - First review meeting with the customer!
The team presented its first concept and prototype to Dr. Reppenhagen of the orthopaedic clinic König-Ludwig-Haus.
New Embodiment Lab
HCI group wins contest to establish a new 'EmbodimentLab' in the Bavarian initiative 'Innovationslabore für Studierende' in the Bavarian initiative 'Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern (ZD.B)'. The new lab will strengthen the Würzburgs research around 'Humans and Intelligent Machines'. The lab is initially founded for two years with with 223.000 €.
New Program Games Engineering
HCI group wins contest to establish a new program 'Games Engineering' in the Bavarian initiative 'Digitaler Campus Bayern'. The program is initially founded for 6 years with 1.243.000 €
New Chair Digital Media Processing
HCI group wins contest to establish a new chair for 'Digital Media Processing' in the Bavarian initiative 'Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern (ZD.B)'. The new group will strengthen the Würzburgs research around 'Humans and Intelligent Machines'.


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