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The manouVR team bring combined expertise in the fields of VR development and tier 1 content development.
Designing tools and resources to support education, training and workforce development, the CEW are funded to research and develop manouVR by the Government of Canada.

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INTRODUCING manouVR

manouVR is a flexible virtual reality system that can be adapted to meet your needs!

Why choose manouVR?

Experts in producing Tier 1 Content for Virtual Reality

#1 choice for educational and interactive training tools

Experience training through rich interactive experiences

The manouVR Team are experts in their field

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Safe and Cost Effective

manouVR SYSTEM

The CEW received 4-year funding from Western Economic Diversification in January 2013 to develop a portable gesture-based training tool using tactile controls that could be used in the context of scholastic and/or industry training for welding.

 

The CEW team have successfully developed manouVR – A system for connecting industrial tools to a virtual environment. manouVR enables early stage skills training in a safe and cost efficient real life setting. The first application of manouVR introduces mig-welding.

 

manouVR operates on a pc platform and uses consumable hardware including Oculus Rift, Leap Motion and a commercial welding gun. It can be expanded to explore various careers in skilled and non-skilled trades.

Realistic Interface

WELDING GUN

 

A real gas metal arc welding gun houses manouVR’s custom electronics and connects the system as a controller. As you move the gun in real life, the simulated gun mimics your movements. Built-in gyroscopes, haptic feedback units, and a working trigger make for a realistic experience as you make your weld.

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Seeing is Believing

OCULUS RIFT

 

This cutting edge virtual reality headset, just released to the public in 2016, is your window to the virtual world. Rift uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view.

Natural Motion

LEAP MOTION

 

The Leap Motion Controller tracks the manouVR welding gun in a three-dimensional interaction space at up to 200 frames per second using infrared cameras – giving you a 150° field of view for a feeling of natural motion as you weld your project.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater

CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

Memory 8GB+ RAM

Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

USB Ports 2x USB 3.0 ports plus 2x USB 2.0 port

OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

RS232 Serial port

Is manouVR a fit for your organization? 

WHO SHOULD BE USING manouVR?

 

High School Educators

Post-Secondary Educators

Training Providers

Industry Professional Associations

Are you looking for innovative resources to support skills training? Connect with the manouVR team.

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