December 14th 2018

Eduard Wallnöfer Prize for MCI research project

Eduard Wallnöfer Foundation awards prizes for pioneering projects in the interest of the state of Tyrol – The Prize for 2018 goes to MCI researcher Gerald Streng for the "Mouse of the Future"

Gerald Streng accepts the prize on behalf the team. Foto: IV Tirol
Gerald Streng accepts the prize on behalf the team. Foto: IV Tirol

Cause for jubilation at MCI in the run up to Christmas: This year's Eduard Wallnöfer Prize went to Gerald Streng, research associate at the Mechatronics Department of the MCI, for the research project "Mouse of the Future", a novel input device in the field of virtual and mixed reality (virtual reality or augmented reality).

The winning project was developed by the MCI in cooperation with the company "Holo Light". The mouse of the future, the so-called "holo-stylus", sees itself as an input device designed to facilitate the handling and the creation of digital content. The practical tool, which is shaped like a pen, achieves this through its compatibility with all types of data glasses and through an unrivalled precision level, which is located in the sub-millimeter range. Its numerous fields of applications would include the training of precise hand movements via augmented reality in the medical sector, detailed design in the run-up to product development right up to everyday, intuitive interactions with holographic content.

MCI Award Winner Gerald Streng is delighted: "It is remarkable that our holo stylus has now been awarded the Eduard Wallnöfer Prize. My thanks and appreciation to the entire development team!"