The Immersive Media Lab

The Immersive Media Lab (IML) is an on-campus state-of-the-art lab focusing on immersive experience powered by sensors and artificial intelligence.  The lab emphasises the design and development of engaging content for a multisensory and multimodal user experience.  Launching the Immersive Media Lab at this time is ideal since there has been substantial investment globally into interactive technologies and the Metaverse in the past few years. The growth of immersive technologies within industries has been almost universal, spanning education, the automotive industry, real estate, and tourism. The IML provides diverse opportunities for collaborative development, research and education.  Dr Nassirah Laloo and Dr Mohammad Sameer Sunhaloo are the founding members of the lab.

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May 2022: Signature Ceremony

The IML, through a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Ceridian Mauritius Ltd on the 24th of May 2022, aims to strengthen collaboration between industry and academia. 

June 2022: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

UTM Immersive Media Lab Participation

The IML through the Metaverse provided an innovative and immersive experience on drug sensitisation.  The audiences were immersed in virtual worlds to enable them to understand the stark reality and harshness of life of those who consider drugs an escape.  AR anti-drug posters were developed for the event, and they indeed captured the attention of the viewers.

July 2022: Ansam Avek CSU Communication Campaign at Saint Pierre Market

The IML contributed to the communication campaign.  One of the themes of the campaign was National Drug Secretariat.  Interactive technologies were used to sensitise the participants on drugs and substance abuse.

August 2022 Radio One Career Fair

The IML presented the Immersive Media Lab and demonstrated technologies considered in the lab. The audiences included other institutions and college students. Research and collaboration opportunities were proposed. Study pathways were explained and the need to stay up-to-date with technology was emphasized.