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Università del Salento, Lecce (IT)

XRAI Lab is collaborating with this Italian laboratory specialized in the application of eXtended Reality (XR) in areas such as Cultural Heritage (CH), education or medicine. With this research group, a virtual reconstruction of the Roman statue of the Isis of Clunia has been created for its integration in Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR).

  • Checa, D., Rodriguez-Garcia, B., Guillen-Sanz, H., & Miguel-Alonso, I. (2023, September). A Framework for Developing Multi-user Immersive Virtual Reality Learning Environments. In International Conference on Extended Reality (pp. 89-103). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43401-3_6


  • Miguel-Alonso, I., Rodriguez-Garcia, B., Checa, D., De Paolis, L.T. (2022). Developing a Tutorial for Improving Usability and User Skills in an Immersive Virtual Reality Experience. In: De Paolis, L.T., Arpaia, P., Sacco, M. (eds) Extended Reality. XR Salento 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13446. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15553-6_5


  • Checa, D., Gatto, C., Cisternino, D., De Paolis, L.T., Bustillo, A. (2020). A Framework for Educational and Training Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences. In: De Paolis, L., Bourdot, P. (eds) Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics. AVR 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12243. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58468-9_17


  • Gatto, C., Martinez, K., De Paolis, L.T. (2022). Design Process of a Ceramic Modeling Application for Virtual Reality Art Therapy. In: De Paolis, L.T., Arpaia, P., Sacco, M. (eds) Extended Reality. XR Salento 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13445. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15546-8_7

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab) is the Laboratory of the Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy) is focus on the research of Human Computer-interaction (HCI) and the application of eXtended Reality (XR) for Cultural Heritage, Education and Medicine

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe (DEU)

IMI is an institution located in Karlsruhe, Germany, dedicated to the development and research of technologies such as VR and industrial robots.

Our collaboration mission: research, development, and validation of iVR experiences: avatar collaboration in educational environments like Virtual Twin.

  • Miguel-Alonso, I., Mayer, A., Chardonnet, JR., Bustillo, A., Ovtcharova, J. (2024). Avatars in Immersive Virtual Reality Education: Preliminary Insights and Recommendations from a Systematic Review. In: Auer, M.E., Langmann, R., May, D., Roos, K. (eds) Smart Technologies for a Sustainable Future. STE 2024. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 1027. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-61891-8_26


  • GeCon 2024 Conference: soon

IMI: Institute for Information Management in Engineering

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (IT)

A collaboration is underway with this Italian laboratory specialized in the field of psychology and with extensive experience in the use of Virtual Reality. With this research group, an immersive application has been created to try to improve the empathy of couples of oncological patients, which is currently undergoing validation.

We are also collaborating on the creation of a Virtual Reality application for elderly individuals that, through artificial intelligence, enables the detection of mild cognitive impairments.

  • Sansoni, M., Brizzi, G., Vila, A., Guillen-Sanz, H., Strocchia, F., De Gaspari, S., Sajno, E., Riva, G. (2023). Looking Through Your Eyes: Using Immersive Virtual Reality to Promote Well-Being among Cancer Survivors and Their Partners. Annual Review of Cybertheraphy and Telemedicine. 21, 185-191. ISSN: 15548716


  • De Gaspari, S., Guillen-Sanz, H., Di Lernia, D., & Riva, G. (2023). The Aged Mind Observed with a Digital Filter: Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment through Virtual Reality and Machine Learning. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 26(10), 798–801. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2023.29294.ceu

Humane Technology Lab (HTLAB) is the Laboratory of the Università Cattolica (Milan, Italy) that was set up to investigate the relationship between human experience and technology.

Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico (MX)

The collaboration with the Mechatronics Engineering Department of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), Mexico (MX) has been based on the development of educational applications in virtual reality for the improvement of education in mechatronics. This collaboration has resulted in the following publications:

  • Alvarado-Hernandez, A. I., Checa, D., Osornio-Rios, R. A., Bustillo, A., & Antonino-Daviu, J. A. (2022, September). Design and Development of Virtual Reality Application Based on Infrared Thermography for the Detection of Multiple Faults in Kinematic Chains. In 2022 International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM) (pp. 1569-1575). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEM51905.2022.9910772


  • Checa Cruz, D., Martínez García, K., Osornio-Ríos, R. A., & Bustillo Iglesias, A. (2021). Posibilidades de la realidad virtual en la reducción de accidentes laborales en la Industria 4.0. DYNA, 96(6), 620-626. https://doi.org/10.6036/10241


  • Checa, D., Bustillo, A., Saucedo-Dorantes, J. J., Osornio-Rios, R. A., & Cruz-Albarran, I. A. (2021, October). Virtual reality-based tool applied in the teaching and training of condition-based maintenance in induction motors. In IECON 2021–47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICELIE53900.2021.9765543

The Mechatronics Engineering Department of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ) works in signal processing, digital image processing, electromechanical systems and FPGA-based hardware architecture design.