Research & Scientific Networks

Besides our own Research & Development, ART contributes to several research projects and scientific networks.
Below you find a short summary of our activities:

Completed projects

2013 - 2016

The research project ARVIDA has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and started on September 1st, 2013.

The consortium consists of 21 partners, including important industrial companies, innovative technology providers and leading research institutions. The goal of the project is to provide interoperability between the components that drive virtual technology solutions, with a service-oriented reference architecture.  This will be evaluated in challenging industrial scenarios, with the main aim of the project being to advance the key technologies of motion tracking and environment perception.
As a major partner, ART’s goals include the integration of its tracking solutions into a wider virtual technology ecosystem as well as the development of innovative markerless tracking technologies that will in the future replace the current marker-based approaches.

2010 – 2013
Together with our project partners SURGICeye and Crystal Photonics we developed a 3D technique to navigate surgical interventions, especially for the visualization of tumors in the breast cancer surgery.  The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).

2009 – 2011
This project was a cooperation with the Technical University in Munich. It focused on tracking based on non-synchronized observations. The ASYNTRA project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).

2008 – 2011
The AVILUS project was a joint research project with leading German industrial enterprises, small and medium-sized companies and research institutes. It aimed to develop and prove new technologies in Virtual and Augmented Reality applications. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).

2006 – 2007
Advanced visualization is getting increasingly important for the operation room of the future. In this project an HMD-based (head mounted display) AR system was integrated into the operation room for 3D in situ visualization of computed tomography (CT) images. The final system aimed at spinal surgery. Project partners besides ART were the “Klinikum für Unfallchirgie” at LMU and Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton. The project was funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation.

1999 – 2003
The ARVIKA project aimed to research and to implement Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to support working processes in development, production and service of complex technical products. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).


The non-profit European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is the subsequent operation of the INTUITION network. It is designed to bring together all those interested in VR/AR Technologies and to pursue the development and further deployment of such technologies.

Dassault Technology Partner
ART works closely with Dassault Systèmes’ Research & Development to assure the compatibility between the systems.