The Holo Reality Lab is located at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. We are a multidisciplinary research group whose efforts focus on innovating within the areas required to achieve accurate and realistic real-time 3D video communications.

These communications include:

  • High-speed, high-resolution 3D measurement and imaging

  • 3D geometry, 3D video encoding and compression

  • 3D computer vision, 3D image processing

  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems

  • Human computer interaction

  • Multimedia on mobile devices

Our research innovations in high-quality, low-bandwidth 3D video communications are helping to transform how we communicate with one another every day. They also have the potential to realize many additional applications, such as those within telepresence, telemedicine, the digital arts, homeland security, and remote surgery.

Recent News

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Paper published in Applied Optics

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Our paper, “Variable precision depth encoding for 3D range geometry compression,” has been published in Applied Optics.
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Prof. Bell gives talk to Evening Lions Club

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Prof. Bell gave a talk to the Evening Lions Club in Marshalltown, Iowa, on February 19, 2020.
Jacob Finley poses with his award certificate

ECE PhD student wins Best Student Paper Award at international symposium

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Matthew G. Finley is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a graduate research assistant in Asst. Prof. Tyler Bell’s Holo Reality Lab.