From HIT Lab Australia
Welcome to the Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia (HITLab AU)
The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia or (HITLab AU) is a research and teaching facility within the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Tasmania. Please visit our Courses page for details on our taught programmes or visit our Join Us page for details on how to join us as researcher, intern, postgraduate or staff member. Our lab is situated on the Newnham campus in Launceston, please visit our Contact Us page for details on how to locate or contact us.
The mission of the HITLab AU is to empower people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally. Locating the HITLab Australia within Tasmania allows us to explore new forms of interface technology made possible by infrastructures such as the NBN and Ubiquitous Computing to realise interfaces in the wild. Please view our regularly updated News and Events or more formal Media Releases on lab teaching and research activities.
The Lab is a partner of the world-leading HITLab US based at the University of Washington in Seattle, in conjunction with the HITLab NZ at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, and shares its goals of developing revolutionary interfaces that transform how people interact with computers and improve the human experience.
HITLab AU brings virtual/mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses with a focus on design, visualisation, simulation and games. A key development will be collaborative teaching and research programs with schools and disciplines including Computing & Information Systems, Architecture & Design, Visual & Performing Arts, Human Life Sciences, Nursing, Education, Human Movement, and the Australian Maritime College.
Special facilities in HITLab AU include Surface Research equipment in particular the VisionSpace, a three-screen immersive stereo projection system enabling groups of people to view and interact intuitively with virtual 3D data, and an Access Grid, a high-end, collaborative communication facility including HD videoconferencing capabilities.
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