Virtual Reality Enables Large Image Data Visualisation for Microscopy

Immersive Microscopy

ZEISS and arivis are pioneering the use of Oculus Rift's advanced display technology

One of the fascinating trends is the use of virtual reality to visualize 3D images. The powerful software algorithms along with the high resolution power of ZEISS microscopes now enable microscopists to really immerse into their dataset. Navigating by simply moving the head all hidden parts of the sample can be observed, discussed or even measured and analyzed.

Virtual reality for industrial applications


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At Control 2016 in Stuttgart, arivis and ZEISS are showcasing immersive microscopy for materials samples. As an example a complex component, manufactured by 3D printing using laser sinter technology, is imaged using high resolution X-ray tomography. The virtual reality visualization, obtained by the powerful arivis algorithms is displayed on Oculus Rift VR glasses. Combining these pioneering technologies, users can virtually fly through the sample and inspect the dimensional accuracy as well as microstructural composition.

Virtual reality for life sciences applications


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Introduced at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, the VR representation of large digital dataset acquired by light and electron microscopes immediately caught the interest of the scientists. The ability to interactively navigate the complex structure of brains sparked thoughts about future applications.

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arivis at Control 2016

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