Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment.
Fraunhofer IAO helps companies and institutions introduce new technologies and processes to make their businesses more successful. With our in-depth knowledge of technologies and organizational structures, we have the skills you need to put applied research into practice.
The Visual Technologies Group at Fraunhofer IAO performs applied research in the field of display and lighting systems and technologies. This includes building novel interactive display systems as well as evaluation and measurement of display and lighting systems. Consisting of researchers from different disciplines, including electrical engineering, computer science, and psychology, CT Visual Technologies is able to cover the entire research scope from concept, systems prototyping, evaluation, to industry transfer.
The ProTable by Fraunhofer IAO turns any conference room table into a digital working surface, transitioning the typical meeting situation of presenter/listeners to a peer-to-peer interaction. Powered by the VD1 middleware by Fraunhofer IAO, the ProTable allows to work with any application software and full integration into company IT infrastructure and processes.
Working under the open sky – it sounds enticing, but it’s seldom really a practical option. Now, a dynamic luminous ceiling brings the sky into office spaces by creating the effect of passing clouds. This kind of lighting generates a pleasant working environment. The main focus in developing the virtual sky was to simulate natural lighting conditions on a cloudy day.
Circadian Effective Display
Our study published at SID 2010 showed that exposure to display light in the evening affects our circadian rhythm. To reduce this effect, software as e.g. "f.lux" & "Night Shift" (iOS) shift colors in the evening to warmer colours. Our display consists of a LED-backlight with multiple, separately controllable primary colours, particularly two different types of blue. This setup allows for controlling the 480 nm level of the light emitted by the display without changing colour rendering.
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