Virtual Reality Conference, IEEE (2001)
Mar. 13, 2001 to Mar. 17, 2001
Allen Bierbaum , Iowa State University
Christopher Just , Iowa State University
Patrick Hartling , Iowa State University
Kevin Meinert , Iowa State University
Albert Baker , Iowa State University
Carolina Cruz-Neira , Iowa State University
Today, scientists and engineers are exploring advanced applications and uses of immersive systems that can be cost-effectively applied in their fields. However, one of the impediments of the wide-spread use of these technologies is the extensive technical expertise required of application developers. A software environment that provides abstractions from specific details of hardware configurations and low-level software tools is needed to provide a common base for the prototyping, development, testing and debugging of applications. This paper describes VR Juggler, a virtual platform for the creation and execution of immersive applications, that provides a virtual reality system-independent operating environment. We will focus on the approach taken to specify, design, and implement VR Juggler and the benefits derived from our approach.
A. Baker, C. Cruz-Neira, K. Meinert, C. Just, A. Bierbaum and P. Hartling, "VR Juggler: A Virtual Platform for Virtual Reality Application Development," Virtual Reality Conference, IEEE(VR), Yokohama, Japan, 2001, pp. 89.