The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Interactive Digital Media (Fraunhofer IDM@NTU) was launched in June 2010 under the auspices of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest institution for applied research.
The Centre is facilitated by the IDM Programme Office and funded by the National Research Foundation. Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is part of the International Research Centres landscape in Singapore.
Fraunhofer IDM@NTU aims to bring industry partners to the forefront of innovation by providing expertise and state-of-the-art technologies in Visual Computing. In this way, the Centre envisions transforming the way we learn, live and work.
The Centre’s research in interactive digital media technology covers a range of key topics under Visual Computing. The principal areas of focus are Real-time Rendering, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Visual Analytics, Medical Computing, Visual Haptics and Human-Computer Interaction.
In this context, the in-house scene graph based rendering engine OpenSG is used as IDM base technology for the realisation of interactive 3D graphics applications. Further details about OpenSG can be found here.
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