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XR Tumour Evolution


arc/sec Lab, NETwork!, CeR


The XR Tumour Evolution Model (XRTEM) is a collaborative workspace for specialists from different fields of cancer research. The project is based on complex patient data collected over a nine-year period. The data was translated into a 3D interactive model and precisely augmented with the physical architecture. The setup synchronises 10 HoloLenses to create a hybrid space facilitating discussion of complex and multifaceted parameters of tumour growth.


XRTEM  allows for the direct handling of holographic information in space and time. The project demonstrates the future of work and learning environments that equally consider the design of both worlds, the digital and the physical. As such, it goes beyond the augmentation of visual information and involves a ground-breaking new approach to architecture and the design of hybrid spaces.


XRTEM was developed in an interdisciplinary collaboration between medical scientists, architects and programmers. It provokes and spurs our imagination of what is possible in the medical field and beyond.

A NETwork! Group, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences,

University of Auckland

B. Lawrence, T. Robb, B. Woodhouse, C. Print, D. Hurley, K. Parker, P. Tsai,

C. Blenkiro


arc/sec Lab, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland

U. Rieger, M. Davis, Y. Liu, Y. Li, J. Guo


Centre of eResearch, University of Auckland

R. McColl, Y. Wharton, B. Haux, R., J. Lee Roper


Centre for Computational Evolution, Faculty of Science,

University of Auckland

A. Drummond


Biological Data Science Lab, Department of Computer Science,

University of Otago

A. Gavryushkin


Radiology, Auckland District Health Board

J. Reeve

Funded by the New Zealand Health Research Council


arc/sec Lab 

The University of Auckland

School of Architecture and Planning
26 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Assoc. Prof. Uwe Rieger

Yinan Liu


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