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Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality

The Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality is under the direction of Dr. Mark Green and provides a range of specialized equipment for 3D graphics, user interface and haptics research. There are currently four main research projects utilizing the facilities in this laboratory. One of these projects is exploring software tools that enable the interactive visualization of the results of large scale scientific and engineering computations while the computations are running. This allows researchers to make more efficient use of high performance computers. A second project is investigating interactive 3D user interfaces for medical visualization applications with the aim of making it easier to locate tumours. A third project is using haptics as an alternative interface for controlling electronic devices, such as radios or cell phones, within automobiles. The fourth project is investigating techniques for the automatic construction of user interfaces for mobile applications.

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