Applied Visual Computing Research Laboratory

Fraunhofer Singapore has long term experience with creating interactive virtual worlds.

Visual Computing Technologies

Multi-Touch Interaction

Fraunhofer Singapore creates visual applications for such interfaces using HTML5, X3DOM and OpenSG.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality applications become more and more popular for mainstream devices such as tablets, smart phones, and AR glasses. Augmented Reality is also being used in professional scenarios, e.g. for mobile maintenance. Fraunhofer IDM@NTU develops AR solutions for these markets using 2D and 3D real time tracking.

Virtual Reality

We have a long term experience with creating interactive virtual worlds.

From mobile to large interactive environments – researchers at the Centre are generating high resolution visuals which are both impressive and captivating.

Mixed Reality

The mixed reality lab tests experiments on electricity without the hazards of short circuits or accidents. The circuit does not include batteries or resistors. Instead, it comprises cards printed with symbols representing resistors on a board which is overlaid with a 3D virtual circuit complete with electrical components which can be seen on a monitor.

Automated image processing

Fraunhofer Singapore develops image processing algorithms for 2D and 3D images, e.g. to detect manufacturing flaws in production samples.

Augmented Reality for Training and Education

AR technology is evolving education standards by making it more entertaining and rewarding.

Multi-touch Interaction

Emerging interactive multi-touch surface technologies allow users to interact with virtual worlds by directly touching, manipulating and thereby exploring on-screen content. Such technologies are used in smart phones, tablets, touch tables, interactive TVs and other. 

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU creates visual applications for such interfaces using HTML5, X3DOM and OpenSG.

Selected Projects and Solutions:

  • InfoLand
  • Collaborative Learning Environment
  • Discover Germany
  • EnergyLand
  • DataLand
  • Design and Planning
  • Air Traffic Management

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality applications become more and more popular for mainstream devices such as tablets, smart phones, and AR glasses. Augmented Reality is also being used in professional scenarios, e.g. for mobile maintenance. Fraunhofer IDM@NTU develops AR solutions for these markets using 2D and 3D real time tracking. Projects:

  • AR teaching tools
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Digital Branding
  • AR Language Learning
  • Heritage Trails

Virtual Reality

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU has long term experience with creating interactive virtual worlds.

From mobile to large interactive environments – researchers at the Centre are generating high resolution visuals which are both impressive and captivating.

Projects:

  • Virtual Reality base technology
  • 3D scanning and 3D printing
  • Design and planning
  • Virtual Museums
  • Air Traffic Management

Mixed Reality

The mixed reality lab tests experiments on electricity without the hazards of short circuits or accidents. The circuit does not include batteries or resistors. Instead, it comprises cards printed with symbols representing resistors on a board which is overlaid with a 3D virtual circuit complete with electrical components which can be seen on a monitor.

Projects:

  • Safe Labs

Augmented Reality for Training and Education

In a 3D immersive world with augmented reality (AR), the ‘environment’ is no longer restricted to the physical space. Mobile devices have the added feature for students to learn anytime, anywhere. This essential shift in human-computer interaction creates a unique situated learning experience by overlapping a digital world with the physical space. In this way, AR technology is evolving education standards by making it more entertaining and rewarding.

Selected Projects and Solutions

Infoland

Fraunhofer Singapore's Infoland Solution provides an intuitive, interactive and engaging visual journey through complex data spaces.

Collaborative Learning Environment

The collaborative learning environment enables students and teachers to interact seamlessly via mobile devices and a multi-touch table.