Laboratory for Games and Media Entertainment Research (GaMER Lab)

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on affective computing, applied game design, augmented reality, exergaming, and multimodal interactions.

Areas of expertise

The Laboratory for Games and Media Entertainment Research (GaMER Lab) is a crucial part of the maxSIMhealth Lab.

The GaMER Lab is Ontario Tech’s state-of-the-art graduate student and experimental research space for games. It is an interdisciplinary research laboratory where research related to serious games, human factors, virtual simulation, games for fitness and health, applied game design, mixed reality, stereo-vision gaming, multimodal interactions, and affective computing are conducted. There are four core research areas within the GaMER Lab:

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Games User Research (GUR)
  • Serious Games and Gaming
  • Gamification
  • Health Games

The GaMER Lab is also focused on developing computer vision and photogrammetry techniques and on ways to automatically generate photorealistic 3D models of environments from video and imagery.

Research services

Faculty in the GaMER Lab work with industry partners on prototyping/designing user experiences in virtual and extended reality including solutions for volumetric video and other interactive media on a case-by-case basis. Faculty and students have expertise in user experience analysis and testing, interactive media and game development using Unity and Unreal Engine, electronics design and advanced 3D printing technologies.

Sectors of application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media
Mixed reality head-mounted displays (HMDs)
Physiological monitoring equipment
High-fidelity audio equipment
Sound recording booth