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Distracted Navigator

Client: University of Michigan

Date: 80 man-days

Duration: March 2019 - Dec 2020

Prototype which originated from a PreviewLabs-led brainstorm session aiming to come up with ideas to educate about distracted driving. The prototype was developed in four iterations and lets the player discover how their ability to navigate a spaceship is impaired by various distractions.

Distracted Sorter

Client: University of Michigan

Date: November 2019

Duration: 10 man-days

In this prototype, the player smashes rocks in VR to obtain gemstones, and then needs to sort them by shape and color. After playing for a while, some distractions are introduced: pressing a sequence of buttons, and chasing away a ghost. The prototype was one of three concepts originating from a PreviewLabs-led brainstorm session, aiming to come up with ideas to educate people about the dangers of distracted driving.

Distracted Cook

Client: University of Michigan

Date: April - May 2019

Duration: 11 man-days

In this prototype, the player slices ingredients in VR while following recipes like a cook, while encountering all kinds of distractions – including burning food and smoke alarms. The prototype was one of three concepts originating from a PreviewLabs-led brainstorm session, aiming to come up with ideas to educate people about the dangers of distracted driving.

Screenshot of the Patronus VRET prototype for Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy - showing a scenario in which the user with claustrophobia takes a seat in a virtual car.

PATRONUS VRET

Client: IWT

Date: March 2018 - Jan 2019

Duration: 54 man-days

Two iterations for a Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) prototype for HTC Vive and Google Cardboard in which an elevator scenario and in-car traffic scenario was created. The scenarios were highly customizable to allow matching the various aspects that could trigger anxiety in test subjects suffering from claustrophobia and panic disorder.

Screenshot from the Opioid Prevention Game prototype, where the subtitles of the character's voice read "I need some pills!".

Opioid Prevention Game

Client: Edification Project

Date: May - Sept 2018

Duration: 16 man-days

This prototype explored how the effects of recreational opioid usage could be portrayed through storytelling and simulation in VR in which you adopt the point of view of a teenager experimenting with the drugs. The prototype was also used for pitching purposes.

Forklift Operator

Client: Human Condition Safety

Date: Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Duration: 34 man-days

A virtual reality prototype for a forklift safety simulator in which people are able to drive a forklift while learning (and failing) in a safe way. The virtual forklift is controlled with foot pedals and the HTC Vive controllers. Camera inertia physics were implemented to increase realism and reduce motion sickness. Triggers and consequences in the project are built in a modular way, so it’s easy to new training environments.

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VU.City Technical PoCs

Client: VU.City

Date: Feb - Dec 2016

Duration: 29 man-days

A series of technical proofs of concept for VU.City, an application which offers a ‘digital twin’ that city planners can use, e.g. to look at the direct impact of a new addition to an existing city. This included a building shape modeling tool, a camera placement tool, a coordinate conversion system, and a 3D distance measuring tool.

Cartes

Client: Yale University - Department of Mathematics

Date: September 2016

Duration: 35 man-days

This prototype, based on an idea of our client, is designed for use in a class setting and reinforces basic knowledge of math functions for incoming undergraduate students at Yale. In an artillery-style game, two people battle each other using function graphs. First, both players place traps on a grid. Second, they take turns to combine playing cards and form a function. Then they unleash it to destroy the other player’s traps.

Screenshot of the end result of the Geometry Creation Tool for VU.City, after they implemented it in their solution.

VU.City Geometry Creation Tool

Client: VU.City

Date: Aug - Sept 2016

Duration: 10 man-days

Technical prototype allowing users to draw arbitrary polygons and extrude them to the chosen height. Used to represent buildings in our client’s urban planning software, allowing to evaluate spatial organization.

wE-MOVE: Shapes and Rhythm prototype

Date: Dec 2015 - Jun 2016

Duration: 30 man-days

A fun rhythm-based game as a replacement for conventional mirror therapy, for rehabilitation of fine hand motor skills. In Shapes and Rhythm, the players have to position their hands so they fit certain hand posture shapes, without hitting the edges. By using Virtual Reality in combination with the Leap Motion sensor, players are tricked to believe that their disabled hand is performing the right motions, speeding up the recovery process. The prototype includes in-game data collection, for a pilot study at Ghent University.

Screenshot of the A Life Well Traveled prototype, showing how the tools developed are used in the Unity Editor.

A Life Well Traveled

Client: Curiious

Date: Jan - Feb 2016

Duration: 21 man-days

Three iterations of a technical proof of concept where we created a system to allow artists to set up navigation in a virtual reality environment, and to display 360 videos. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were supported.

Sexual Risk Reduction Game prototype

Client: Yale School of Medecine

Date: Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Duration: 50 man-days

Brainstorming and prototyping for a dialog-based game concept used to empower teens and help them reduce risks related to sex. By playing through party conversations, bedroom scenes, and doctor conversations, players gain SeXP and become more knowledgeable about risk prevention, while unlocking new possibilities within the dialogs. The prototype content, including a variable system and conditional dialog trees was fully modifiable through the use of CSV files.

Data City

Client: Keep Vision

Date: October 2015 - March 2017

Duration: 83 man-days

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Data City helps you retrieve files faster by visualizing complex directory structures as circular tree structures, or dendrograms. You can tag items, move them, and change their appearance. Using the HTC Vive, you can explore a dendrogram in VR, and walk around amidst your files.

wE-MOVE: Machinist prototype

Date: October - December 2015

Duration: 15 man-days

Rhythm-based game replacing conventional mirror therapy, speeding up the rehabilitation of fine hand motor skills in stroke patients. In Machinist, the player sits behind the control panel of toy factory and operates various controls using hand gestures. By using Virtual Reality in combination with the Leap Motion sensor, players are tricked to believe that their disabled hand is performing the right motions, which speeds up the recovery process.

wE-MOVE: Circus prototype

Date: September - October 2015

Duration: 15 man-days

Loosely inspired by Dance Central, this workout game prototype using the Microsoft Kinect lets the players mimic a character shown on screen. The prototype implements interval training by varying the intensity, based on readings from the Mio Alpha wrist-worn heart rate monitor. The goal is to get children moving.