The video takes an in-depth look at the U-M MIDEN virtual reality room, which gives engineers and students an unprecedented insight into the way structures come together, buckle, and collapse.
“It’s an amazing facility in the sense that you can be immersed physically in a virtual space,” El-Tawil says in the video.
The MIDEN allows students to enter a 10×10 screen enclosure that projects an image of the traditional steel sculpture. By using a game-like controller and a specialized headset, as well as their physical orientation within the enclosure, students can easily alter their perspective of the structure they are seeing, which allows them to gain understanding of difficult concepts faster than ever before.
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