The Virtual Reality Facility at Campus Biotech is a highly innovative equipment allowing researchers to conduct behavioral experiments in virtual life-like immersive environments, coupled to neural recordings and/or stimulation.
The Facility is composed of several equipment set-ups, in order to accommodate a wide range of user needs, such as immersive display systems, full-body motion tracking, spatialized sound, synchronization with external equipment, as well as virtual content generation tools and real-time 3D animation software (avatars, scenes, volumetric rendering, etc.).
The VR set-ups are designed to interface with other equipment from the other Human Neuroscience Facilities, such as neural or psychophysiology recording or stimulation systems (EEG, EMG, TMS, fMRI).
Depending on user needs, special hardware or software developments can be provided by the VR Facility team. The VR Facility is supervised by Profs D. Bavelier (UNIGE/FPSE), S. Micera and O. Blanke (EPFL/CNP). It is managed by Dr. G. Reymond with a team of research engineers (M. Dubessy, L. Albert, V. Bourdon, A. Provost).