EVE (Evolutionary Virtual Environment), is the name of a new scientific equipment that can experience the future of virtual reality and augmented. Designed by researchers at the Laboratory for Computer Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (LIMSI) of the CNRS, the new immersive and multi sensorimotor virtual and augmented reality is co-financed by the CNRS, Digiteo, the French research park dedicated to science and information technology and communication, and the Ile-de-France. The result of several years of research on the study of systems for immersion and interaction of humans in scenes that combine real and virtual EVE has been presented for the first time the scientific community during EuroVR-EVE-2010, an event during which two research projects (“Immersion multi sensorimotor interactions in collaborative co-located”, and “Tele-presence to supervise multi-sensory remote task”) currently using the LIMSI device have been presented to a hundred European players.
Made from a slab of retro thrown 13 m2 and several screens of 5 meters high, EVE offers a high definition display technology in real-time dual stereo that allows two groups of users to correct visual relief despite different views on 3D scenes. 3D audio rendering of finesse are also possible thanks to the great qualities of acoustic projectors and the hall which hosts the device. Finally, the whole is accompanied by various haptic devices allowing tactile feedback and effort with the virtual objects. This remarkable device is immersive EVE will not only enable the development of future applications in fields as diverse as fluid mechanics, computer aided design, collaborative work, the medical industry, but also open new research areas unexplored so far.