Houston – Rice University has teamed up with AVI-SPL and Barco to develop its visualization wall which allows scientists to transform detailed data into 3D imagery.
At the forefront of this visualization solution is Barco’s OLS-521 3D stereoscopic video wall displaying data generated by Rice’s first 3D visualization project, the Data Analysis and Visualization Cyber-Infrastructure for Computational Science and Engineering Applications (DAVinCI).
In addition to the display wall, the system also features an optical tracking system that will allow researchers to interact with their 3D data in a very unique way. Because of the user’s head movements and the system’s handheld user interface, viewers become part of the data instead of a simple viewer of the data.
As part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Rice University is installing a powerful new high-performance computer system that will also feature DAVinCI, fulfilling the University’s need for data analysis, interpretation and visualization.
Employing user-friendly imaging products, such as those from visualization pioneer Barco, AVI-SPL and Rice University jointly designed an economical workstation solution to mirror the new visualization wall data that exists within DAVinCI.
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To learn more about Rice University’s 3D visualization lab, read the full press release.