About the IQ Station

The 3D visualization station is a modular set up built with off the shelf parts designed to allow anyone to be able to use 3D technology. All of this equipment was donated by the Idaho National Laboratory Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

The IQ Station is capable of displaying complex models, enhancing a simulation, and allowing the user to feel more immersed in their model. This can lead to a greater understanding of the dataset. A biologist may be able to gain a better understanding of a protein structure, a technician could simulate their course of action in a hazard filled area in advance, a forester could estimate woody mass in a forest and an architect could give their client a realistic immersion experience.


About Us

The overall project goal was to increase the use of the "3D visualization technology" also known as the IQ station. This project was a collaboration between Project Lead Linda Tedrow, the University of Idaho's Business 378 Project Management class, NSF EPSCoR and NKN to increase the awareness of the IQ station located at the University of Idaho Library.

The current website was created by the additional support team. It was designed to provide a way of accessing the IQ Station and to give researchers and students a better understanding of what the equipment is, how to use it, and who it has benefited so far. The IQ Station has had minimal use but many project stakeholders believed it has the potential to benefit many with its capabilities.

For more information, please feel free to contact the University of Idaho Library at iquadstation@gmail.com.

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The IQ (Inexpensive Immersive Interactive Interface) Station allows the user to visualize their model in 3D. Researchers and modelers from a wide range of disciplines can benefit from the IQ Station's ability to immerse users in complex datasets. A user manipulates their 3D model with the use of a Wii remote wearing 3D glasses while physical body movements are tracked by cameras.