We are able to offer greater opportunities in the VR Center for professors and students to conduct high-level work for clients in engineering, science, medicine and other areas.
Unlike other VR labs, the Rowan center offers facilities for researchers to work on solutions to problems in one lab and provides extensive communication capabilities in the other. Rowan teams and clients can conduct research onsite and work toward solutions with clients in real time. Researchers can launch many different technologies used to communicate information, such as videos, graphics, charts, 3D immersive virtual reality and more on 10 screens. In the new lab, up to 25 people can work in the 3D environment, using the immersive space for real-time planning, designing and visualization, overlaying data from public and private sources from around the globe.
Our teams are well-versed in conducting research on the human body, the environment, buildings, equipment and more for major corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations (such as NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Navy, Swedish firm Elekta, Cooper Hospital and the City of Camden) in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The VR Center provides exceptional opportunities for our students to master the skills they will need for high-level positions after graduation. It also offers the R&D expertise that so many organizations demand today. And the VR Center is already drawing new businesses from our region that need both Rowan's expertise and a trained workforce, improving our economy and all of South Jersey.
The new collaborative environment in the VR Center is an investment made by the State of New Jersey to build the economy of South Jersey, with close to $1 million in funding provided via the Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund, which Rowan matched. The VR Center is an integral part of the future of Rowan University as a research institution and reflects our strong commitment to business and industry, government and our region.
If you are interested in learning more, visit the VR Center website at rowan.edu/vrlab.