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XR HUB 6 April: XR in Human Movement Sciences and stress management

10 March 2023

During the XR hub meeting on Thursday, April 6, the application of XR in research in Psychology and Human Movement Sciences will be central. Visualization experts from the CIT provide support for the research.

Location and time

This time the XR hub will take place in the Human Movement Sciences lab at the UMCG (Antonius Deusinglaan 1, building 3215, room 0162). The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can register by sending an email to realitycenter

The language used during the meeting is English.


  • Welcome and introduction
Reduce stress with XR Photo: SCMI | Hanze University Groningen
  • Learn to harness the power of stress for your benefit! | Dinant Kasper, master student Digital Technologies, Hanze University Groningen.
    In this project, a VR application is being developed to help UMCG doctors deal with stressful situations. The development process of the training and the subject of stress management are discussed. It also demonstrates how a breathing exercise can help reduce stress. This project was realized in collaboration with the CIT and the Bounce Back Lab.
XR in Human Movement Sciences Photo: University of Groningen
  • XR in Human Movement Sciences lab | Anniek Heerschop, PhD Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences RUG/UMCG
    At the Department of Human Movement Sciences of the University of Groningen, we study movement, perturbation of movement and interaction between individuals. In collaboration with the CIT, a virtual environment has been developed in which a football player has to intercept an opponent's ball. Position data of arms, legs and head, collected with Vicon (motion capture) are combined with position data collected from the Head Mounted Display. This collective data is communicated to Unity where it is used to place the footballer player in a virtual football stadium and to track and display his position and movements in real time.


Every two months, the XR Hub organizes a meeting for teachers and researchers from the University of Groningen to share knowledge and experiences about the development and use of Extended Reality applications: augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D.

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