OSC Interface Laboratory
The Ohio Supercomputer Center has a 400 sq ft. Interface Laboratory. In addition to providing high performance graphical displays for both interactive and recorded presentations, the Interface Laboratory offers dexterous devices to precisely localize and track 3D digitization, user movements, morphometrics, and haptic (force reflecting) interaction with complex data. The Interface Laboratory also provides equipment for recording and generating various types of audio for both interaction and presentation.
Interface Laboratory Goals
The visualization and interface laboratory provides interface equipment and expertise to Ohio's researchers. Interface Laboratory goals are:
- To provide tools for investigating novel methods for simulation and analysis of complex multimodal data.
- To provide an environment for research and consultation in visualization and interface development.
- To provide a workspace for demonstration, trials, and information exchange among researchers.
- To provide access to visualization and interface equipment and software that would otherwise be unavailable to many of Ohio's researchers.
- To provide cost-shared access to hardcopy, video, and interactive interface equipment.
Interface Laboratory Equipment and Support
Following is a list of the equipment available in the Interface Laboratory. In addition to what's listed, there are usually additional workstations and interface devices in the Interface Laboratory that are on loan to OSC for evaluation and research.
Tracking and Localization
Force Reflecting Devices
Instrumented Glove Interfaces
Retired Hardware (but still available)