The central point at the University of Oxford for project development, innovation, and engagement with immersive technologies

Oxford X-Reality Hub

Our Mission

The Oxford X-Reality (OXR) Hub harnesses immersive technologies to tackle some of humanity’s greatest challenges: educational inequalities, big data, manufacturing optimisation and heritage preservation. The team comprises engineers, technological experts and humanists whose research is diverse and interdisciplinary.

Supporting researchers across disciplines and fostering collaborations between academia and industry

PRODUCTIVITY

The Oxford X-Reality Hub developed the infrastructure to support the use of immersive technology at the University of Oxford, particularly to increase research outputs, innovation and productivity. Our approach also removes cost barriers and the procurement time of equipment.

INNOVATION

Our team facilitates the development of transformative ideas that leverage immersive technologies. There is no disciplinary limit or constraint on the types of technologies that can be employed.

RESEARCH

We have supported research teams from all divisions: Medical (WIMM Institute), Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences Division (Computer Science, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics), Social Science (Anthropology and Geography), the Humanities Division (TORCH) and GLAM.

Our Impact

The X-Reality Hub has developed strategic partnerships with a number of commercial companies. In collaboration with AWS, Microsoft, DELL, AMD and HTC Vive, the Oxford X-Reality Hub built an ecosystem capable of supporting researchers without upfront investment.

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Latest News & Articles

Don’t just take our word for it. Our projects speak for themselves. Would you like to know more?

Announcing the Oxford Immers-eXpo: Immersive Research and the Metaverse
Lia Costiner May 01, 2022

Announcing the Oxford Immers-eXpo: Immersive Research and the Metaverse

Free in-person event (including lunch, tea and drinks) | Registration required | Jesus College, Oxford, 20 May 2022, 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Global Analysis of Changes in Shape over Time based on Digitised Artefacts: The East-Asian Perspective
Lia Costiner April 01, 2022

Global Analysis of Changes in Shape over Time based on Digitised Artefacts: The East-Asian Perspective

Lisandra (Lia) Costiner (OXR Hub), Giovanni Pala (University of Oxford) in collaboration with Richard Smith (OXR Hub), Yidan Liu (University of Edinburgh), Shuofei Wang (University of Durham), and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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The OXR Hub at the 2021 Innovation and Technology Exhibition
Lia Costiner December 09, 2021

The OXR Hub at the 2021 Innovation and Technology Exhibition

The OXR Hub showcases innovation in research at the University of Oxford.

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