HoloLens arrives at Research IT

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vDAL is a bookable space in Research IT where researchers can access VR, MR, mobile devices and high-end graphics workstations for testing, prototype development and collaboration with Research Software Engineers.  We are now pleased to announce the addition of the Microsoft HoloLens to our vDAL.

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Hair Rendering at the Research IT Data Vis Lab

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Girish Ramesh from the Textiles and Apparel Group in the School of Materials was one of the first users of our prototype Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL).  He used the powerful machines to visualise hair as part of his PhD and also as part of the prestigious Google Summer of Code.

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Data Visualization Equipment Expertise Available

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Touchscreens are very popular for research data visualization but any system deployed must work smoothly and intuitively.  There are a wide range of systems available – from expensive purpose-built systems for exhibitions to simple tablet/phone software options available for touching and manipulating data. How do you know which one to choose?

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Research IT Hitting the Headlines with Linguasnapp

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A mobile phone app developed by Research IT has been hitting the headlines recently.  Featured on ITV news and Granada Reports as well as in The Daily Mirror, the Manchester Evening News and local newspapers across the region, Linguasnapp is enabling researchers to identify the range of languages used in Manchester.

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