Current Projects and Funding

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Instant Avatar - Instant Photorealistic Generation of Human Avatars with Mobile Devices

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NNVRIK - Neural Network based Inverse Kinematics for Human Upper Body in Virtual Reality

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CAMed - Clinical Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications

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MiReBooks: Mixed Reality Handbooks for Mining Education

MiReBooks produces a series of Virtual and Augmented Reality based (=Mixed Reality MR) interactive mining handbooks as a new digital standard for higher mining education across Europe. Many current challenges in mining education will be met in an innovative new way, by combining classical paper based teaching materials with MR materials and their transformation into pedagogically and didactically coherent MR handbooks for integrative classroom use.

MiReBooks is a new digital learning experience that will change the way we teach, learn and subsequently apply mining. By taking traditional paper based education material and enriching it with virtual and augmented reality based experiences (Mixed Reality), teachers can now convey and students now experience phenomena in the classroom that are usually not easily accessible in the real world. Complex issues of mining are no longer a challenging barrier for learning progress and students complete their studies with a more thorough comprehension of their discipline. Through thought through pedagogic inclusion in teaching plans, students will be able to take advantage of new ways of participation that are suitable for the needs of their generation. With MiReBooks, the way of teaching will change as instructors will be able engage their students in a more effective way and offer them an enriched content repertoire as well as a hightened comprehension opportunity.

The array of possible industrial mine environment examples that students can be immersed into becomes endless and thus the industry will receive graduates that are familiarized in-depth with a holistic view on the industrial context. Students will enter the job market skilled as digital natives and will highly influence the way the industry will work and develop in the future. Mixed Reality is certainly a most promising way to enable users to make the most of their learning experience and thus leverage the improvement of operational efficiencies and innovation. The tool is hence also attractive for industry application in professional training, to bring existing employees up-to-speed with the latest standards. MiReBooks will be the lubricant of change and innovation in the mining sector in terms of society and environment, safe and healthy working conditions and mining processes and equipment.

External Partners

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria (Lead Partner)
Epiroc Rock Drills AB, Sweden
KGHM Cuprum sp. z o.o. Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe (KGHM Cuprum Ltd. Research & Development Centre), Poland
LTU Business AB, Sweden
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden
Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, LKAB, Sweden
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany
TalTech University, Estonia
Technische Universitaet Graz (Graz University of Technology), Austria
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. VTT), Finland
Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Voest Alpine Erzberg (VA Erzberg), Austria

Funding sources

  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology RawMaterials

Start: 01.09.2018

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enFaced - Virtual and Augmented Reality for 3D Reconstruction

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Virtual Welding NEXT - Integration of Simulated and Real Welding

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MATAHARI - Maintenance through Assistive Telepresence And Human-centered Augmented Reality in Industry

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Fully Programmable GPU Pipelines

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ARxX - Augmented Reality by Example

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Aortic Dissection

In the Lead project a consortium of scientists from biomechanical-, civil-, electrical-, and mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics from TU Graz has set itself the goal of unraveling the cause and the formation of the various stages of an aortic dissection (AD). Advanced computational tools and algorithms will be developed to assist clinicians with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of AD patients. In addition, related topics such as the optimization of implants, the better design for tissue engineering and of coatings and stent platforms for drug delivery will be investigated. 

In particular, new multiscale constitutive models that include innovative parameters and failure criteria will be developed, which will allow the simulation of the rupture of aortic tissue and propagation of the false lumen. The development of thrombus in the false lumen will be modeled by using the theory of porous media, while the blood will be modeled as a non-Newtonian fluid. The 3D geometry of patient-specific morphologies will be reconstructed from medical images of carefully selected AD patients. Finally, computational fluid-structure interaction simulations will be performed in order to investigate the wall stresses, the hemodynamics, the false lumen propagation, and the thrombus formation and growth, etc. In addition, the 3D computational simulation results will be visualized by virtual reality techniques. We expect that this project will improve awareness of this life-threatening disease, and lead to its more effective treatment and control within the general public of Austria and beyond. 

The Lead project will be carried out in the frame of the Graz Center of Computational Engineering (GCCE), which has been founded in 2016 as an interdisciplinary cooperation platform for basic research in the realm of computational science and engineering. The mission of GCCE is to improve computational techniques and its applicability by bringing together the expertise of leading scientists form different areas.

Funding sources

  • LEAD project of TU Graz

Start: 1.1.2018

Augur - Augmented Reality for Measurement Instruments

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Simplify - Creation of Augmented Reality Support for User Manuals

The goal of this project is the creation of AR-supported user manuals for products manufactured and marketed by AVL List GmbH. Existing manuals as printed copies are scanned and automatically processed to create AR instructions. WP1 deals with the creation of the required infrastructure, WP2 deals with 2 manuals describing products of AVL List GmbH in detail. WP3 deals with the creation of many more of these manuals.

Funding source

  • VRVis Competence Center

Start: 01.07.2015