Virtual Reality

  • Enjoying Virtual-reality-entertainment Without Headache or Motion Sickness

    1“ 120Hz WUXGA OLED microdisplay. © Fraunhofer FEP

    Scientists from Fraunhofer FEP developped a large-area high-resolution low-power OLED microdisplay with high framerates. The use of these microdisplays in VR glasses can help to avoid motion sickness. The new displays can be seen at awe europe in Munich/ Germany from October 18 to 19, 2018 at booth no. 322.

  • Fraunhofer HHI at Mobile World Congress with VR and 5G technologies

     5G - Mobile World Congress 2016.

    At the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute's wireless and video coding experts present their latest developments. Visit us at Fraunhofer Booth 7G31 in Hall 7 during February 27 and March 2.

    At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Fraunhofer HHI presents the following 5G technologies:
    - Active antenna arrays for massive MIMO signal processing
    - Quadriga: 3D/4D quasi-deterministic channel mode
    - Millimeter wave technology

  • Fraunhofer HHI with latest VR technologies at NAB in Las Vegas

    Virtual Reality.

    At NAB Show 2017 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in 360 degree video and Virtual Reality (VR).

    Innovations for the digital society of the future are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI. In this area, Fraunhofer HHI is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals.

    You find the following highlights at Fraunhofer Booth 6110, South Upper Hall, and Booth N1216VR, Virtual & Augmented Reality Pavilion:

  • Hanover Trade Fair 2017: Fraunhofer IOSB presents Industry 4.0

    M²-Assist © Fraunhofer IOSB

    The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation from Karlsruhe will be present at the Hanover Trade Fair 2017 from April 24 to 28 in Hanover. This year the Fraunhofer Booth is all about »Industry 4.0«. In Hall 2 Booth C16 and C22 the IOSB will be showing interactive exhibits - research on touching and testing.

    As the largest institute within the Fraunhofer Group for Information and Communication, the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technology and Image Exploitation IOSB has been very successful in implementing the latest research results in ready-to-use solutions. These solutions offer our customers direct cash-equivalent benefits and improve their long-term competitiveness. The IOSB researches and develops innovative concepts, methods and systems for industry, medium-sized business and clients from the public sector.

  • Multifunction Data Glasses with OLED Microdisplays

    Multifunction data glasses with integrated OLED microdisplays,left: demonstrator for augmented reality applications (AR), right: demonstrator for immersive virtual reality (VR). © Fraunhofer FEP

    The bidirectional OLED microdisplays developed at Fraunhofer FEP were successfully integrated for the first time into a demonstrator of data glasses for representing augmented and virtual realties (AR and VR) as well as 2D and 3D content. The new data glasses will be debuted during awe europe in the Munich Ordercenter (MOC Veranstaltungscenter München) at the Fraunhofer FEP booth (No. 420) October 19th and 20th, 2017.

  • MWC 2017: 5G Capital Berlin

    Infographic: Site map of the experimental 5G-Infrastructure in Berlin. Fraunhofer FOKUS

    In the German capital 5G is not a distant hype. Already technologies for an intelligent network infrastructure are being developed and test environments are being installed, which can be used for testing new applications. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2017) the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS will present the test environment 5G Berlin at the booth of Berlin Partner (Hall 7, Stand L51).

  • Safe navigation on construction sites

    On the way to automated driving: During the trip an automotive camera identifies pictures and information about signs, lane information or LED traffic signs. Fraunhofer IAIS

    Automated vehicles have to be able to reliably detect traffic signs. Previous systems, however, have had problems in understanding complex traffic management with different information about speed or the course of the lanes, as mainly occurs on construction sites. Fraunhofer researchers are developing technologies for the real-time interpretation of such signs, which they will present at the CeBIT in Hannover from March 20 to 24, 2017 (Hall 6, Booth B36).

  • SES and Fraunhofer HHI demonstrate Virtual Reality via satellite

    SES and Fraunhofer HHI demonstrate Virtual Reality via satellite.

    R&D showcase at IBC will offer viewers a fully immersive virtual reality experience

  • Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality environments and robots can help surgeons prepare for challenging operations. Viktoria Stoiser

    The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons. To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology are developing a dynamic hip implant simulator. Users see the scene in virtual reality and operate surgical instruments connected to a robot.
    Joint press release from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology
    The growing number of older people worldwide is leading to an increase in hip implants and other joint replacement operations. This also increases the need for highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, but the practical training of these operations is very difficult to carry out.

  • Virtual Reality in Medicine: New Opportunities for Diagnostics and Surgical Planning

    With SpectoVive, doctors can interact in a three-dimensional space with a part of the body that requires surgery. Screenshot: University of Basel

    Before an operation, surgeons have to obtain the most precise image possible of the anatomical structures of the part of the body undergoing surgery. University of Basel researchers have now developed a technology that uses computed tomography data to generate a three-dimensional image in real time for use in a virtual environment. The planning of a surgical procedure is an essential part of successful treatment. To determine how best to carry out procedures and where to make an incision, surgeons need to obtain as realistic an image as possible of anatomical structures such as bones, blood vessels, and tissues.

  • Virtual Reality: Tile Based HEVC Video – Enabler for high quality VR streaming from Fraunhofer HHI

    Tile Based HEVC Video for VR © Fraunhofer HHI

    High-resolution content is required to foster a sense of immersion in VR video applications, but the large amount of data poses a challenge to established transport means and the limits of video decoders. Lightweight merging of HEVC Tiles allows to easily adapt the 360 degree video data stream to the current VR user viewport without transcoding to significantly reduce the required data rates. At this year’s trade fair IBC in Amsterdam the Fraunhofer HHI will show this technology (Hall 8, Booth B80).

  • Virtual Technology Center for Efficient Solar Cells

    For the cleanroom of Fraunhofer ISE, the consortium implemented a remote monitoring for cells in diffusion tube. Fraunhofer ISE

    Linking up systems to a virtual network in order to make solar cell production in Baden Württemberg more efficient – this was the aim of the “InES” research project. With a cloud infrastructure developed by Fraunhofer IPA and both mobile and browser-based applications, the consortium is now able to share the use of machines at different sites. Remote monitoring of processes and automated test data transfers were also implemented.

  • VR experience at Berlinale 2017 – on the red carpet with the OmniCam-360 from Fraunhofer HHI


    The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI in cooperation with ARRI has produced a 360-degree video on the red carpet outside the Berlinale Palast on the occasion of the 67th Berlinale. Visitors of the Audi Lounge on Potsdamer Platz not only had the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of the Audi Q7 afterwards but, with the help of virtual reality glasses, could drive themselves to the movie premiere over the red carpet. This gave the user the feeling of driving past rows of fans like a movie star. The high-resolution, 360-degree recordings were taken with the OmniCam-360 from Fraunhofer HHI.