Real-time Visualization & Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Explores the interactive virtual reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) system, and real time rendering for architectural visualization, Human Computer Interaction, spatial behavioral and way-finding studies.

Mixed Reality for medical data

The VR project for medical model. Animated heart. magic school bus project at the University of Cincinnati.

Funded by the 2017 AHSS and Integrated Research Advancement Grant at UC. Magic School bus for Computational Cell” project will construct a mixed reality visualization at the College of DAAP and College of Medicine by integrating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for molecular and cellular physiology research. The project will employ state-of-the-art VR and AR software and hardware, which allows for creative approaches using holographic imaging and computer simulation. This project will expand our cutting-edge research in space modeling & architecture visualization to the new computational cell field, including the creation of 3D models of the intestine tubes, and envisioning cell changes through agent-based simulation.

PI: Ming Tang. Associate Professor. School of Architecture & Interior Design, College of DAAP.

Co-PI:Tongli Zhang. PhD. Assistant Professor. Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. College of Medicine.

Data Managment: Tiffany Grant. PhD. Research Informationist. Health Sciences Library. College of Medicine.

the web3D model is here.

Virtual Assistant for Boeing is shortlisted for 2018 Crystal Cabin Award

Our project has been shortlisted to for a 2018 Crystal Cabin Award! Students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati and the Live Well Collaborative developed the Virtual Assistant, Boeing Onboard, in the Spring of 2017. Boeing Onboard is a virtual assistant combined with a holographic interface which all passengers have access to onboard planes. Through augmented reality and wearable glasses, Boeing Onboard has the ability to provide passengers with valuable information, such as safety demonstrations, in-flight entertainment, and web browsing. Boeing Onboard is an in-flight concierge service connecting the passenger to all the resources and information the passenger needs for the ultimate travel experience.

Check out more info at the UC Magazine article, CCA award and Aircraft Expo.

 

Project exhibited at the ACSA 2018 conference

Mara Marcu and Ming Tang’s project, “Augmented Bubbles,” is exhibited at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting: The Ethical Imperative. March 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

 

ACADIA 2017 exhibition, publication, and presentation

 

Ming Tang and Mara Marcu’s project “Augmented Coral” is exhibited at t he Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) 2017 Conference at MIT. Boston, MA.  Nov.2-4. 2017. The project is also published in the In Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) 2017 Conference proceeding. Mara Marcu presented the project at the ACADIA 2017 project seminar, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA on Nov 1st. 2017.  You can check out the exhibition pictures here. Book publication is available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project featured in The Architects Newspaper

Augmented Coral by Ming Tang and Mara Marcu is featured in a preview in The Architects Newspaper of this year’s impressive lineup.