WorldViz Selects Scalable Display Technologies for Immersive Education Experience at Yale University

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Established in 1701, Yale University is a distinguished private Ivy League research institution. Situated in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is the third-oldest higher education institution in the United States. The University is organized into fourteen constituent schools, including the foundational undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Yale Law School. The University is home to over 14,000 students and boasts a distinguished list of alumni who have significantly contributed to various fields, including political leaders, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, CEOs and many others.

Recognized for its demanding academic curriculum and dedication to intellectual exploration, Yale University provides a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs spanning various disciplines. Yale University’s Built Environment Ecosystem Measurements (BEEM) Lab exemplifies the institution’s commitment to investing in facilities that expand and share knowledge, inspire innovation and preserve cultural heritage. The BEEM Lab represents an innovative and interactive visual laboratory for immersive experiential research and collaborative design.

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The BEEM Lab is a resource for students, faculty and staff to explore collaborative experiences encompassing a range of immersive technologies, such as augmented, virtual and extended reality tools. This space is a black box environment intentionally designed to be re-configurable, offering support for developing and demonstrating projects that leverage these cutting-edge technologies. As a result, students, faculty and researchers can engage in hands-on, immersive experiences that leverage advanced technologies and interactive tools. The focus is on creating a multi-sensory environment that allows for in-depth exploration and analysis of various phenomena, whether they be related to technology, design, psychology or other fields.

The BEEM Lab features 360-degree immersive visualization achieved through 15 projectors. WorldViz, industry leader in turnkey interactive 3D visualization and simulation solutions, was selected to design and integrate the technology at Yale University’s BEEM Lab. WorldViz harnessed Scalable Display Technologies for the automatic warping and blending of multiple projectors, resulting in a seamless 360-degree projection. WorldViz’s integration of Scalable’s software for the BEEM Lab underscores its commitment to achieving excellence in visual display. The utilization of Scalable’s advanced software facilitates the automatic warping and blending of multiple projectors, intricately coordinated to deliver a seamless 360-degree projection.

“Designing, building and delivering Yale’s BEEM Lab together with our long-time partner Scalable Display Technologies in less than two months was a great experience,” noted Peter Schlueer, President for WorldViz. “As a VR solutions provider to hundreds of universities, we are proud that Yale University entrusted us with this huge project. Our simple VR content creation pipeline for the BEEM Lab is based on WorldViz’s Vizard VR toolkit, enabling the BEEM team to easily author and display presentations and experiences in this unique multimodal immersive system.”

By leveraging Scalable’s software, the BEEM Lab’s 360-display transforms an ordinary surface into a dynamic and interactive display, allowing for captivating presentations, visualizations and storytelling. By aligning and blending projected images onto the entire surface, Scalable’s projection mapping software enhances the viewer’s perception and engagement, creating a seamless and immersive visual environment.

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Scalable’s software provides students, faculty and researchers with a simplified user experience through a streamlined calibration process. With Scalable’s one-touch calibration, users can achieve optimal display alignment with a single touch. Scalable’s calibration technology is designed to enhance user experience by eliminating the need for intricate manual adjustments. By offering a hassle-free, one-touch solution, Scalable’s software minimizes downtime and simplifies complexities at higher levels of software.

Established in 2004, Scalable is the original inventor and patent holder of camera-based automatic warp and blend technology. Scalable’s proprietary technology originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the development of Dr. Rajeev Surati and Dr. Tom Knight. With a foundation rooted in Dr. Surati and Dr. Knight’s research, Scalable holds 12 patents covering edge blending, warping and color-calibration technology.

Today, Scalable is at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge solutions for a diverse array of applications, including higher education, virtual production, military and maritime simulation, design and architecture, art and museums, and many others. Leveraging machine vision algorithms, Scalable offers a user-friendly and cost-effective solution for warping and blending high-resolution displays on screens of unlimited geometry and size capabilities. Scalable’s software automatically calibrates images’ color, intensity and geometry from multiple projectors, resulting in a single, seamless digital display. With Scalable, there are no limits to the size or the resolution of the displays, and images can be created using software tools.