The Visual Computing Lab and the GUD (Institut für Gesellschaft und Digitales) are institutions at the FH Münster University of Applied Sciences. The experts from both disciplines pursue an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research, in which multidisciplinary projects, courses and research projects in the field of interactive, visual media, especially in the fields of virtual reality and game development, are conceived and implemented. The outstanding feature of the alliance of design and computer science is the consistent collaboration of both disciplines in every phase of work. Modern methods of UX and interface design, intelligent technologies for modeling and generative development of virtual, interactive (2D-3D) scenes as well as current VR/AR hardware are tested, applied and evaluated during the project work in order to develop real-time capable interactive systems.
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Founded in 1975 as a pilot project to "strengthen the practical orientation in medical studies", IfAS is the first and leading institute to embody the claim of a knowledge- and science-based competence orientation and has already produced several award-winning and nationally imitated teaching facilities, such as the MS-SkillsLab, the Münster® Study Hospital, the SimuScape or the LIMETTE. The core element of current work is the integration of situational teaching with the concepts of "Entrustable Professional Activities" (EPA ́s) on the "Campus of Competence". With more than 130 active actors, 4 theater teachers, and over 170 hours of simulation instruction for each student, IfAS maintains one of the largest nationwide simulation programs in medicine. In addition, IfAS actively pursues concepts of personal development in medical studies. The results are regularly presented at professional conferences.
The Coordination Center Homburg for Education & Learning in Medicine (CHELM) was founded in 2006 at the Faculty of Medicine of Saarland University to promote the strategic planning, clustering, coordination, support and consulting of eLearning and eScience activities. With the opening of a new lecture hall building in Homburg in the summer semester 2021, these activities will be further expanded with the existing simulation center and SIM-hospital. Since the winter semester 2007/08, simulation training with actors has been offered as Homburg Communication and Interaction Training (HOM-KIT) out longitudinally from the preclinical phase to the practical year. With the start of the Corona Pandemic, the course was expanded to include a video consultation module. HOM-KIT is planned to be complemented by the virtual reality scenarios which are developed and validated within the scope of ‘medical tr.AI.ning' - scenarios that have not been feasible to be implemented so far. CHELM will accompany this scientifically and publish results through lectures and publications
The Ubiquitous Media Technologies Lab (UMTL, head Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonio Krüger) is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus and the research area Cognitive Assistance Systems (COS) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The group focuses its research in particular on multimodal human-technology interaction as well as ubiquitous computing, with emphasis on virtual and augmented reality, assistance systems in sports and healthcare, gamification & games user research, human-robot collaboration, and interactive machine learning. The research results of the group are regularly published at the most renowned conferences in the field of VR and HCI and have already found versatile application in practice.