REGARD Laboratory

Geospatial augmented reality in network and on the move

REGARD Laboratory is one of the first Canadian labs for augmented reality integrated with mobile geomatics technology and real-time. It aims to improve access to quality geospatial information for modern geomatics applications including urban development, natural resources management, socio-economic analysis, health and environment but also in emerging micro-geomatics applications such as culture and legal processes.

EMIR Laboratory

Exploration of immersive media for rehabilitation

Located at the Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ), EMIR laboratory is the ideal place for the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Geomatics projects development. This leading- edge laboratory includes a collection of immersive technologies such as: stereo projectors, motion capture system and animation of a real-time avatar, gestures capture, touch screens, spatialized sound systems, and biophysical signals capture such as heart rate, muscle activations, thoughts, emotions, etc.

Ge@design Laboratory

A multimedia studio for deliberative geospatial design

Ge@Design Studio is a research and experimental technologies development infrastructure for GeoDesign, which includes urban, architectural and landscape design. Ge@Design Studio holds the latest multi-sensory graphical representation technologies. It is based on a multimedia graphic table (multitouch) SURFACE. SURFACE is a “multitouch” screen of 30in (incorporating a computer), placed horizontally allowing a group of users to design, manipulate, interact and share, without a keyboard or a mouse (with hands), objects and digital content (maps, plans, 3D models or pictures, for example). Ge@Design studio is also equipped with multimedia ‘multitouch’ workstations (MacPro, Dell and HP TouchSmart Hybrid) for sedentary use, and mobile solutions (multitouch Tablet PC – Dell Latitude XT Smartphone – Apple iPhone and iPad). Ge@Design studio operations are a part of the collective intelligence approaches (Web 2.0).