LITE (The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise) in the UL Research Park will be hosting an Open House on Friday, Aug. 19 to showcase some of the most recent projects, as well as the progress that has been made in regards to commercializing research efforts.  Featured presentation will include visualization of geological data, immersive virtual learning environments, and exploring medical data.

LITE will begin the morning session with hosting three discussions that focus on different sectors of visualization, and then will hold the traditional Open House during the afternoon that will run from 3-6 p.m.

The first sector will be from 8:30-10 a.m. and will focus on the visualization of geological data. Members from the U.S. Geological Survey, UL and LITE will discuss the positive effects that immersive visualization have on the study of geological data and showcase the current projects that use these technologies.

The second section will concentrate on immersive virtual learning environments and will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This discussion will focus on how these technologies are being proven to enhance training environments for any business.

Members from the Department of Transportation and Development will be present to speak about their recent research study that utilized an IVLE created by LITE, and the results of that study.

The last session, exploring medical data, will run from 1-3 p.m. and will focus on volumetric medical-scan visualizations and the huge strides that are being seen in the

LITE’s Partner, Dr. Mark Stellingworth, cardiologist at University Medical Center (UMC) as well as other partners from TeraRecon and Medtronics, will be present to discuss their involvement with these leading edge medical technologies.

From 3-6 p.m. LITE will host the traditional Open House where all attendees will have the opportunity to tour the building, all of the visualization venues and see LITE’s current projects that are pushing the boundaries in technology.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the UL CREATE Omni-Directional Treadmill and other visualizations from Christie Digital.

ALL Open House events are free and open to the public. All community and members of the media are encouraged to attend.

The full agenda can be found on the LITE website.

For more information on the event please contact LITE’s Public Relations and Outreach Director Erin Ryan at (337) 735-5483.

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