Welcome to the Wearable Computer Lab! As a member of the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments, we are one of seven labs dedicated to advancing the field of immersive human-computer interaction. Our research impacts a wide variety of sectors including defence, health, education, and industrial design. We are constantly working with our industry partners to change the way in which people interact with technological advancements.
Our research centre was founded in 1998, and since then, we have been at the forefront of developing augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality systems. Our breakthrough Tinmith outdoor augmented reality backpack system was used for the world's first outdoor augmented reality game, ARQuake. This ground-breaking work paved the way for the development of many of the augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality systems that we see today.
Our lab has a diverse range of supporting technologies, including e-textiles, input devices, visualization methods, and human-computer interaction techniques. Through pure and applied research and the analysis of case studies, we are able to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. Our mission is to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality systems and to provide solutions that improve people's lives.
If you want to learn more about our research and the impactful outcomes we have achieved, please visit us at our state-of-the-art facility at the Mawson Lakes Campus of the University of South Australia in building W. We look forward to showing you how we are shaping technology’s future and changing how people interact with the world around them.