How do you accurately create and visualise chemical formulas in 3D? Quite a challenge, but with our know-how and years of expertise, Virtual Reality turned out to be the solution. Using our own designs, we took the visualisation of topical proteins to the next level, on behalf of the University of Antwerp.
Educational tool with added didactic value
The project aims to let the user interact with the simplest to the most complex protein in an immersive VR environment. The application serves as an educational tool for chemistry and PhD students at the University of Antwerp. It allows them to study and investigate theoretical matter by enabling three-dimensional thinking.
Blended learning explained
The teacher can control the VR experience and is actively involved when students put on the VR glasses and use the tool. On the screen, the student’s actions can be monitored and managed.
Hardware tailored to the project
With the Meta Quest 2, a pair of VR glasses, one can view macromolecules and move around freely in 6DoF. One can customise visualisation options, make analyses, calculate structures and much more. A powerful PC is needed to process and visualise all this complex data.
Fascinating, meaningful and sustainable
The VR tool interacts with the protein database and can work with any protein. This allows teachers to easily update their teaching materials. This tool remains relevant for a long time, as Virtual Reality is a sustainable teaching tool to achieve a larger goal.
Universiteit Antwerpen Speaking.
"The VR tool we developed with Soulmade allows our researchers and students to be immersed in the world of atoms. It gives an impressive look at how that drugs exert their effects by binding to certain proteins."
Hans De Winter - Professor at the University of Antwerp
New worlds to explore
Virtual reality is the ultimate instrument for a complete experience. You enter a parallel universe that shows reality, an idea or a dream in an accessible way.
How does it work?
We recreate your ideal world in virtual reality by filming a 360° video on-site or by recreating it in 3D.