Development of Virtual Reality Based

Scientific Research Tools

Immersive Science develops VR-based perceptual experiences of your research data.  After the hard work you’ve put into collecting your data, we make it fast and simple to engage with your data, to see and experience every dimension,. We bring the full power of the human visual perception system to bear on your research question.

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Immersive Science was started by Tom Skillman to build and distribute custom XR (VR&AR) applications for the scientific research community. ImmSci builds on the immersive VR experiences that he built with immune system researchers at Benaroya  Research Institute. Working with those scientists he developed VR applications for confocal microscopy and flow cytometry that enabled scientists to be immerse in their data. The ability to both see and interact with their data (grabbing, scaling, adjusting,  sharing) significantly accelerates understanding.

Examples of ImmSci tools have been published in The Journal of Molecular Biology, and described in Nature Toolbox and GeekWire. (See News & Publications)


Cellular Structure Microscopy


DOWNLOAD ConfocalVR V1.4

Contact Us for Info on ConfocalVR Version 2.0

View confocal microscope image-stacks in fully immersive Virtual Reality. Compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus RIft, and Microsoft Mixed Reality.  Developed for researchers to allow you to see details of cell structure in your images that you have never seen or appreciated before. Use ImageJ (free from NIH) to convert confocal microscope image stacks into 3D volumetric object files (NIfTI ) that you can then view.







Flow Cy​tometry Data Immersion


View multichannel flow cytometry data as 3D point cloud plots allowing you to significantly increase your understanding of data. View measured parameters in VR quickly and interactively, instantaneously switching which parameters are plotted on which axis. Includes 3D gating and outputs per-gate parameters. Interpret your data over 3x faster.

  • Preprocess FCS files with FlowJo, Diva, or equivalent, then output a “csv” data file for immersive viewing in FCS-VR.
  • Contact us for software licensing details​.

Protein Structure Analysis

AltPDB Open

Connect with up to 12 collaborators  in-VR-space to look at and discuss molecular structure of proteins that you can download from the Protein Databank (PDB)

  • Try it out for free as an AltSpace Activity here
AltPDB Research

Like AltPDB Open but with the added ability to grab, rotate, and scale proteins, and explore even more complex visualizations. AltPDB Research is linked to a back-end server running a sophisticated protein modeling package, ChimeraX

ChimeraX Protein Analytics

ChimeraX from UCSF is a great VR tool for the display an analysis of protein structures. It downloads  geometry data from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and displays in VR.  You can view an ion-channel a meter tall in front of you. It has a large number of visualization and protein manipulation tools. It is included here on as its protein capabilities complement the cell, tissue, and organ immersion capabilities of ConfocalVR.


ImmSci Portable VR Workstation 


ImmSci now offers a pre-configured portable VR system that can get you setup and running ImmSci developed applications quickly. Avoid the distraction of  learning all the low level VR setup details and show off your research to sponsors and collaborators more quickly.

ImmSci Portable Workstation includes:

  • ASUS 1070 GPU Laptop
  • Samsung Odyssey “Windows Mixed Reality” VR System
  • VR Backpack to hold laptop and VR System
  • Licenses for 1 of ImmSci’s tools:
    • ConfocalVR
    • FCS-VR
    • AltPDB

Contact Us

Use this form to get more information:

  • Request a demo
  • Initiate a development project discussion
  • Evaluate our existing XR applications
  • Receive a formal quote for the ImmSci Portable XR Workstation.

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