VR project EPICSAVE at Learntec Congress

Halfway through the EPICSAVE research project at the Institute of Visual Computing at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS): The first prototype of the multi-user virtual reality has been completed. Here, aspiring emergency paramedics can now train rare emergencies. EPICSAVE will be presented at the Learntec Congress for Digital Education in Karlsruhe from 30 January to 1 February 2018.

Digitisation does not stop at education. The EPICSAVE project at the Institute of Visual Computing (IVC) of the H-BRS is an example of this. In the project, a simulation environment based on Virtual Reality (VR) is developed in which prospective emergency paramedics can jointly train the team-based care of rare emergencies. Trainees enter a virtual learning world in which they are confronted with a concrete emergency scenario by means of so-called head-mounted displays.

With the presentation of EPICSAVE’s first prototype at the congress after the Learntec Education Fair, the consortium of EPICSAVE’s project partners expects to make new contacts and receive expert feedback. The Learntec Congress is one of the most renowned German-speaking congresses for digital education. In a lecture, Prof. Dr. Jonas Schild (H-BRS and Hannover University of Applied Sciences) and Dieter Lerner (Fraunhofer IESE) will present the project to an expert audience.

The full coverage (in German) can be found here

2018/01/29

SimuBridge at didacta 2016

For the third time in row our Research & Development Project “SimuBridge” (Systems’ Simulator Controlled by a Generic PLC as an Innovative Learning Concept) will be presented on the trade fair for education and training didacta 2016, which will take place on 16 – 20 February 2016 in Cologne.

Didacta is the world’s leading international educational fair with an extensive (education) programme for teachers, educators, trainers and educational staff. Together with the company FELTRON, Timur Saitov (Institute of Visual Computing) has developed an innovative learning concept for real-time simulation of programmable logic controllers called “SimuBridge”. With the actual project successfully completed in 2015, the simulator is now part of a training module for future PLC programmers. The construction of the simulator mainly focused on realistic simulation of the devices themselves as well as their electromechanical characteristics and responses to actual control signals.

This year’s novelty: a universal I/O adapter for Arduino/Genuino which is compatible with Uno, Leonardo and Yun boards. Thus, the open source project Arduino is now compatible with the 24V-world of automation.

See full coverage in German here.

2016/02/15

SimuBridge at didacta 2015

For the second time our Research & Development Project “SimuBridge” (Systems’ Simulator Controlled by a Generic PLC as an Innovative Learning Concept) will be presented on the trade fair for education and training didacta 2015, which will take place on 24 – 28 February 2015 in Hannover.

Didacta is the world’s leading international educational fair with an extensive (education) programme for teachers, educators, trainers and educational staff. The “SimuBridge” project’s objective is to develop a generic visual simulator of devices, systems and industrial plants, independent from a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) vendor. This simulator platform will be part of an innovative learning concept for PLC programmers. The platform consists of a conventional PLC, a special i/o adapter, and a PC. The visual system simulator contains a PC software part and offers a number of training tasks.

See the full article here (in German).

2015/02/11

SimuBridge at Didacta 2014

One of our Research & Development Projects “SimuBridge” (Systems’ Simulator Controlled by a Generic PLC as an Innovative Learning Concept) will be presented on the trade fair for education and training “Didacta 2014”, which will take place on 25 – 29 March 2014 in Stuttgart. As the biggest international trade fair for education and training it provides offers from over 900 exhibitors and a comprehensive further education programme for teachers, educators, trainers and educational staff The “SimuBridge” project’s objective is to develop a generic visual simulator of devices, systems and industrial plants, independent from a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) vendor. This simulator platform will be part of an innovative learning concept for PLC programmers. The platform consists of a conventional PLC, a special i/o adapter, and a PC. The visual system simulator contains a PC software part and offers a number of training tasks.

Welcome to visit us at Didacta 2014, Hall 6, booth G20!

2014/03/18

IVAB at Hannover Messe 2013

Between 8 and 12 April 2013, we presented the current progress in our IVAB project (High-Quality Rendering in the Planning of Prefabricate Houses) at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Located in the German Pavilion (Bonn R&D) visitors could experience realistic illumination of their possible future homes under dynamic lighting conditions.

2013/04/17

FIVIS at Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht

The FIVIS bicycle simulator will be presented at “Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht” (Night of Science in Bonn) on June 15th. The simulator will be in the “Säulenhalle”, a part of the main building of the University of Bonn, and can be tried between 6pm and midnight.

2012/06/15

FIVIS auf dem Museumsmeilenfest 2012 in Bonn

Vom 7. bis zum 10. Juni wird FIVIS im Deutschen Museum in Bonn sein.

Beim diesjährigen Museumsmeilenfest wird das FIVIS-Projekt unter dem Motto: »Fahr Rad!« – ein buntes Familienprogramm rund ums Radfahren in Bonn ausgestellt. Der Simulator wird im Deutschen Museum Bonn zu sehen und auszuprobieren sein.
Interessierte Besucher können das virtuelle Siegburg per Fahrrad erkunden. Die Ausstellungszeiten sind

Donnerstag, 7. Juni 11 bis 17 Uhr
Samstag, 9. Juni 14 bis 18 Uhr
Sonntag, 10. Juni 11 bis 17 Uhr

Der Eintritt ist zu diesen Zeiten an allen Tagen frei.

2012/06/06

FIVIS at Linzer Auto Frühling in Austria

The new FIVIS system will be shown in Austria at the Linzer Auto Frühling in march of 2012. The system can be viewed and tried on March 16th from 10am – 5:30pm, on March 17th from 9am – 6pm and on March 18th from 9am – 6pm.

2012/03/13