Clarkson VR Lab

The Clarkson University Virtual Reality Labratory

The Virtual Reality Lab is a center for students conducting independent research in virtual environments, computer graphics, and computer games. Projects in the VR Lab have included the application of Virtual Reality technologies to powered wheelchair training, including a suite of games and an intelligent tutoring system designed to help children learn how to operate a power wheelchair. Additional projects included a Personal Driving System (PDS) designed for stroke patients to practice driving skills, and a Breathing Mentor for post-operative breathing exercises for cardiac patients. The lab is equipped with computers, a Microsoft Kinect, two headmounted displays, head trackers, and a haptic driving wheel. Software includes Virtual Reality Modeling Language, 3D Studio Max for modeling, and Virtools for creating immersive virtual worlds.