CIVIT - Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies

The ultimate aim for modern visual technologies is to convincingly reproduce reality and to relay information in a natural way. To help the research community in reaching these goals, Tampere University of Technology has established CIVIT – the Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies.

CIVIT provides research facilities, equipment and expertise in the sectors of visual content creation and representation of visual data, advanced displays, and immersive user experience. 

In 2015, the Departments of Signal Processing and Pervasive Computing at Tampere University of Technology established a national-wide infrastructure facility, CIVIT. CIVIT is jointly funded by the Academy of Finland and TUT.

CIVIT’s main purpose is to provide expertise and facilities for studying and utilizing emerging visual technologies and the related new user experience with the aim to enhance the existing and to develop new scientific and industrial applications where advanced visualization is a must.

CIVIT is a valuable tool in the realization of many research projects in the area of ultra-realistic 3D scene capture and advanced visualisation as it allows access to an unprecedented level of high quality, state- of-the-art equipment in an economically efficient way. All branches of visual technology are available without having to allocate significant portions of the research project’s resources for equipment purchases, allowing it instead to focus purely on research and achieving the objectives set.

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