On January 23, Durham College’s (DC) Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) once again found itself on the leading edge of technology with the opening of the Mixed Reality Capture Studio (the MRC Studio).
What is mixed reality? It’s the result of blending the physical and digital worlds and refers to the merging or combination of virtual environments and real environments where both worlds can exist together.
Designed to offer organizations access to technical expertise, student talent and a state-of-the-art motion capture stage, and featuring one of only three Captury Live systems in Canada, the MRC Studio allows businesses to develop experiential applications that integrate motion capture, virtual reality, augmented reality and virtual production.
Here are just a few things clients can do at the MRC Studio:
- Build or import virtual spaces.
- Develop immersive and interactive simulation scenarios for multiple applications:
- Use simulations for training.
- Use simulation environments for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing education and within the entertainment industry.
The third applied research centre at DC, the MRC Studio has been established in collaboration with the School of Media, Art & Design (MAD). It joins the AI Hub and Centre for Craft Brewing Innovation in offering organizations opportunities to increase productivity, growth and market potential while also supporting student experiential learning.
MAD also offers academic programs that will utilize MRC technologies to train students, augmenting classroom learning and making them job-ready.
For more information visit www.durhamcollege.ca/mrcstudio.