ATTENTION: This is a web archive! The IMS Group was split up in 2018 and does not exist anymore. Recent work of former members can be found at the VR/AR Group and the Computer Vision Group.

Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

Bridges in VR

Lab project in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

About this Project

Virtual Reality group from TU Wien is looking for study participants!

Additional Information

UPD: We continue to study how to make VR more real.

In our follow-up study, you will again walk in the virtual and real worlds simultaneously and cross a number of bridges.

If you participated in the bridges study before, we are sorry, but you cannot participate again. You will use the wireless Vive Pro setup - no backpacks!

If the short link doesn't work for you here is a direct link


We study how to create realistic bridges in VR. You will walk just like in reality and interact the virtual world. You will use some of the latest VR equipment and will be rewarded with fruits and/or sweets for participation. The overall duration of the experiment is about 60 minutes with about 45 minutes in VR.

To participate you need:
1) to be over 18 years old and be able to give legal consent,
2) to be in good health and steady on your feet,
3) register in Doodle with your name and phone number so that we can reach you if needed. Your information is kept private - only we can see it! Please, note your timeslot - you won't see which one you booked after pressing "Send" button.

IMPORTANT: please, consult us before booking a slot if you might be pregnant, have vertigo, epilepsy or panic attacks, any injuries or serious health conditions, contact-transferable disease, also in case of any concerns.

For the experiment, we ask you

  •  for your safety, wear shoes with NO hills and if possible not flip-flops,
  •  for hygienic reasons, please, wear minimum make-up (no foundation or mascara, please),
  •  if you need vision correction (i.e. glasses), we recommend to wear contact lenses for the experiment (especially for correction stronger than 3 dioptres or glasses with large frame).

The user study will take place at Arsenal Object 214, Franz-Grill-Straße 9. A link to the map and GPS coordinates as well as our contacts are available in Doodle.
Please, plan to come 5 minutes before your booked time.

We kindly ask you to plan a break after the experiment for at least 1 hour before performing any critical or potentially dangerous activity in case you you belong to the small percent of people who feel the aftereffects of VR.

In case of questions please contact

If you don't have time this or next week, feel free to send an email with subject "SUBSCRIBE" to our mailing list and we will let you know about the next opportunity.

Please, share this announcement with people who might be interested!

Thank you for volunteering for science!