About and Mission

The term extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term that encompasses three kinds of realities: virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). These technologies extend various levels of reality by blending real and virtual worlds to support effective immersive experiences. Human eXtended Reality Lab is committed to pushing the boundaries of XR, and examining their real-world applications. The current research is centered around a wide range of areas, from developing novel XR interfaces and immersive experiences to investigating the cognitive and behavioral aspects of XR interactions. 

HXRI is directed by Professor Avinash Gupta.

Some key areas of focus within HXRI lab include:

  1. User-Centered Design: We prioritize user-centered design principles to create XR interfaces that are intuitive, engaging, and accessible. Our designers work closely with researchers and developers to ensure that XR experiences are both functional and user-friendly.
  2. Human Cognition and Perception: Understanding how humans perceive and interact with XR environments is essential to our research. We explore topics like spatial cognition, presence, and the impact of XR on cognitive processes.
  3. XR Development: Our technical team is skilled in the development of XR applications, from creating immersive VR environments to building AR applications for various platforms.
  4. Collaborative Virtual Environments: We investigate how XR technologies can facilitate collaboration among individuals in virtual spaces, enabling remote teamwork and communication.
  5. Healthcare and Therapy: HXRI Lab is dedicated to exploring the potential of XR in healthcare, rehabilitation, and therapy. We aim to develop XR-based solutions that improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
  6. Education and Training: Our research extends to the educational sector, where we explore how XR can enhance learning experiences and provide immersive training scenarios in fields such as medicine, engineering, and more.

Research Projects

VR-Based Electrocardiogram Training Simulator