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Human-computer interaction labs

15 October 2023

Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab) New Zealand enhances daily life with technology, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Learn about Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Multimedia Lab's research for user-friendly computer interfaces. Learn more about the human-computer interaction labs.


Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand  (HIT Lab NZ)

Researchers and students at the HIT Lab NZ have access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment and facilities with which they can run experiments to explore, design and develop novel interactions.

Some of the equipment available at the HIT Lab NZ includes:

  • AR/VR headsets – multiple recent release headsets
  • Eight360 Nova Ball VR motion simulator
  • SimPit 270-degree VR projection for immersive simulation experience
  • Omni Virtuix omnidirectional VR treadmill simulator
  • Two TactaCage multisensory immersive VR systems
  • High-spec media space for filming
  • User study labs
  • Motion tracking lab
  • Fabrication lab with 3-D printers

To find out more, or arrange to use these facilities, contact the Centre Manager at


Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia Lab (HCI Lab)

The HCI Lab in the Computer Science Department researches human-factors in computer use to create interfaces that are faster to learn, more efficient to use and more subjectively satisfying than the current state of the art.

For more information see the Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia Lab page.

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