Design, delivery and integration of a stereoscopic projection system for DriverLab’s 360° dome projection screen consisting of a 12-channel WUXGA/120hz LED projection, a warp&blend solution and a domeprojection.com autocal system.
CEAL (Challenging Environment Assessment Labs) is a huge subterranean research lab located beneath Toronto Rehabʼs University Centre, being the Centrepiece of the KITE Research Institute. CEAL features a large 6 degree-of-freedom motion base upon which the DriverLab can be mounted. CEAL iDAPT DriverLab is a one-of-kind-driving simulator focussing on effects of human conditions on driving safety and performance, not the vehicle development. The DriverLab features a 360° dome projection system, a full-sized passenger vehicle, mounted on a turntable and sophisticated measurement tools like an eye-tracking system.
After a successful co-operation on Toronto Rehab’s CEAL iDAPT StreetLab we were approached by IDT International Development of Technology b.v. to design, deliver and integrate the stereoscopic projection system for DriverLab consisting of a 12-channel WUXGA/120hz LED projection, a warp&blend solution and an autocalibration by domeprojection.com.
About Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, part of the University Health Network (UHN), operates a $36-million-dollar research centre called KITE Research Institute. KITE is one of the worldʼs most technologically advanced rehabilitation research facilities. Interdisciplinary scientists and research students from a broad range of engineering and clinical disciplines develop new methods, technologies and treatments for rehabilitation.
The $4-million dollar 360° Driverlab is the most advanced driving simulator in Canada, comparable to the top in the world, with unique features to create the most realistic driving experience globally.
DriverLab examines several key human interactions with driving.
- Support independent aging through customized licensing — testing people for driving in different circumstances.
- Study the effects of medication and drugs on driving performance — what safe dosages there may be.
- Research the implications of drowsy driving — and whether vehicles can detect it or warn you of it and keep you awake.
- Determine the full effects of automated and semi-autonomous driving systems.
- Reduce driving simulator sickness.
Our contractor, IDT International Development of Technology b.v. has been developing the DriverLab together with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute for five years. DriverLab has been officially opened by the end of 2017.