HINTS Lab 2024-03-13T09:30:42+00:00

Human-Centered Intelligent Realities (HINTS) Laboratory

The Human-Centered Intelligent Realities (HINTS) Laboratory is a centrally funded strategic infrastructure initiative at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) aimed to create a strong research and education environment. This is part of a larger BTH strategic investment in infrastructures, where university-wide laboratory facilities are key. The goal of the laboratory is to have a common, flexible, creative space for research, education, and activities to together with industry and society. Expected synergies via the laboratory are foreseen with new project developments. Example activities planned in the laboratory are listed below.

  • Collaborative education and research environment
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Basic and advanced student projects and doctoral courses
  • Industry training workshops
  • Regional testbed initiative
  • Targeted course moments in education
  • Demo room for open days and visits
  • Dedicated staff for long term operation
  • Strategic space for new joint initiatives

In the HINTS laboratory we have the following research equipment and software (under development):

Mixed reality smartglasses:

  • HoloLens 2 x 2

VR headsets:

  • Meta Quest 2
  • HTC VIVE (+HTC VIVE wireless adapter for HTC VIVE)
  • HTC VIVE Pro Eye
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Oculus Rift DK2

VR headsets with integrated eye tracker:

  • Tobii Pro VR Integration – based on HTC Vive
  • FOVE Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset
  • HTC VIVE Pro Eye

Eye trackers:

  • Tobii Eye Tracker 5 x 3
  • Tobii T60 Eye Tracker
  • Tobii EyeX Eye Tracker x 2
  • Tobii Pro X2-30 Eye Tracker

VR headsets accessories:

  • HTC VIVE wireless adapter for HTC VIVE

AR tablet:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Cleanbox technology:

  • CX1 (Cone A/Cone B) cleaning devices for AR/VR HMDs

Wearable sensors:

  • EMOTIV Epoc+ EEG headset
  • Shimmer3 GSR+, ECG, and EXG unit sensors

Other sensor devices:

  • Leap Motion
  • Nintendo Wii Remotes
  • Microsoft Kinect


  • Tobii Pro Studio Software (for eye tracking analysis)
  • iMotions biometric research software platform (+VR Eye Tracking Module)
    • EMOTIV Epoc+ EEG headset
    • Shimmer3 GSR+, ECG, and EXG unit sensors

In connection to the HINTS laboratory, we also have access to the Visual and Interactive Computing Laboratory (ViaLab) developed in the ViaTecH Synergy project.