arivis InViewR


Microscopy goes VR

arivis InViewR is a software that displays real image data in Virtual Reality (VR) by utilizing patent pending direct volume rendering techniques with no need to convert data or make surface models.
With arivis InViewR you can directly use your hands to move, rotate, scale, and shape your digital image data. Freed from being tethered to a mouse like on a desktop computer and with depth perception equivalent to the real word, a person’s hands are unencumbered to simply reach into the data to precisely and intuitively mark, measure, classify, edit, and segment.
arivis InViewR enables efficient, accurate, and interactive proofreading, proof-editing, and de-novo segmentation of multi-dimensional images from nearly any source instrument.

Visualization Tools to immerse yourself, interact with, color, selectively visualize, & share
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Analysis Tools to precisely and intuitively mark, measure, classify, edit, and segment
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A smooth, responsive, and comfortable VR viewing experience
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Unique tools to track objects in time-series images

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A collection of VR specific menus and tools to provide a seamless experience
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Applicability to virtually any 3D imaging technique and across application domains
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An Outstanding VR Experience

In development for more than two and a half years, arivis InViewR has been constantly refined to provide users with the most natural and comfortable experience. When viewing images in VR it is important to supply the user with frame rates of at least 75 frames per second per eye and react to head movements in under 20ms so that the user does not feel seasick when immersed in the data. arivis InViewR utilizes patent pending volume rendering techniques to achieve this performance even with large datasets. arivis InViewR goes further positioning the user in a virtual room to make the user feel grounded and providing them context to “walk around” in. If a user gets lost, a simple button push resets the view. Advanced users can even control their environment, changing its visibility, transparency, and background color. 

Navigation and Interaction

arivis InViewR offer the user a choice of control options. A user can utilize Leap Motion’s hand tracking to control movement with their bare hands. For those users that wish to take advantage of advance functions, hand controllers which provide extremely previse tracking and option buttons can be utilized. Regardless of control choice, learning to move and interact with data is an intuitive process with a short learning curve. arivis InViewR also provides the possibility to enable / disable tools and gestures to match the skill level or use case of the end user.

VR Specific Menus and Tools

VR menus, including context sensitive help, have been designed to allow full control of all operations and tools while in the VR space to provide a seamless user experience. Users can interact with menus or VR objects (segments, measurements and markers) by laser pointing at them or reaching out to touch them in VR space. Menus are designed to have a consistent layout and consistent placement to allow easy use.

arivis InViewR context sensitive help menu Virtual Reality Image Analysis

A tool changer allows the user to quickly select and change between tools while working in VR.  Icons on the controller in VR clearly indicate what tool is in use and what mode the tool is currently in. A user never has to question what operation they are engaged in.

arivis InViewR Tool Switcher Image Analysis Magic Wand, clipping, hand controler Virtual Reality

A tool specific menu, designed of each tool, allows the user to adjust tool properties and find out additional information seamlessly while working in VR space. It also allows users to globally toggle the visibility on and off for clipping planes, measurements, markers, overlays and segments.

arivis InViewR Tool Submenu Virtual Reality Image Analysis Big Data

A main menu provides all the necessary controls to work in VR space once a user has loaded a dataset. A user should never have to repeatedly take on and off the headset to go between the desktop world and the virtual world. The arivis InViewR main menu provides full control of the environment, the rendering settings, all the tools, and the properties of all measurements, markers, overlays, and segments. In the main menu VR objects may be selected to change their visibility state, edit them or reveal their properties.

arivis InViewR Main Menu Points of interest POI Virtual Reality, VR, Image Analysis

Import Data from Virtually any Piece of 3D Imaging Hardware

Data sets can be imported from imaging techniques such as:

  • Light Sheet Microscopy
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Computer Tomography (CT / X-Ray)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Utilize arivis InViewR

A multitude of scientific disciplines benefit from arivis InViewR including:

  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology


Image Courtesy: Carl ZEISS Microscopy (» or dive into your own data sets)


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