IRE is one of the first moved-reality systems. It enables you to explore the world through the comfort of your seat, using IRE as your eyes and ears. In just three months I developed IRE for an open house day at the University of Applied Sciences FHNW. A stereo camera rig on a 3-axis gimbal is the centerpiece of IRE. The camera video is streamed to a virtual reality headset, while the gimbal is synchronized with the wearer’s head movements. Additionally, the wireless camera setup is installed on a remote-controlled robotic platform. The headset wearer can naturally look around and explore the world as IRE. The project could gain a lot of attention in national and international media.
More details about IRE can be found in a series of blog posts, starting with: May I introduce IRE?
Project duration: Jun. 2014 – Sept. 2014