In the medical and healthcare sectors, immersive technologies are a permanent feature among commonly used tools and methodologies: they are used for surgery planning and visualization, during surgeries and for the training of medical staff. But there are interesting applications outside the operating room, too. Immersive technologies are also used to treat psychosis and phobias and to train damaged brain areas in stroke patients.
In architecture and interior architecture, designers are keen to show their clients accurate representations of their building or redecoration projects. They typically do this using 3D visualization techniques. If we take this one step further, the image becomes more realistic still. A virtual building can be pasted into its actual physical environment with augmented reality to show its owners how it will look on the site and in relation to its adjacent buildings. Virtual reality also makes rooms accessible before they have been built.
These are just some examples of how immersive technologies are already being used in practice. In future, there will be many more. The design and realization of such applications requires professionals and specialists with expertise in the field. As a graduate of the BSc in Immersive Technologies program, which is one of a kind in Switzerland, you will have the specialist skills and knowledge to be hired into attractive positions at home or abroad.
"Immersive Technologies are not just leading-edge and exciting, they’re fun too! There are countless fascinating topics and a huge potential of creative ideas and business approaches. This degree program definitely is a step in the right direction. After all, our industry needs skilled experts who can help us to shape the future." - Romina Schöni, Experience Lead, Rimon Technologies
"As a consultant on digitalization, our clients are increasingly asking for services in the field of immersive technologies. The new offer meets a current need of ours as an IT company for well-trained specialists in these rapidly growing and sought-after subject areas. We welcome the international orientation of the program, which meets our expectations of a modern education, as it promotes collaboration and broadens the horizons of the students. Accordingly, we could already use graduates of the BSc Immersive Technologies in projects today." - Simon Boss, Chairman of the board, Boss Info AG
"After the advent of the mobile internet, the next great digital revolution is already upon us: AR/VR, combined with AI and IoT, allow entirely new applications, experiences, and digital business models. It is now important to promote and advance the training of specialists in the field of immersive technologies in dedicated degree programs: they are already sought-after today, with the demand set to rise even more in the next couple of years." - Paul Affentranger, Founder Afca AG
"The introduction of this new BSc program in the field of immersive technologies is an important step toward combating the grave skills shortage by offering the first dedicated program in this area. The program not only helps us to meet the need for qualified specialists, but it also allows us to train our own workforce in this specific field. Overall, this new BSc program is a key investment by the HSLU into the future of the industry. We look forward to collaborating with the HSLU and its students and future graduates to further shape the world of immersive technologies together." - Joe Scheidegger, Lead XR at SBB