Research Overview

Welcome to the San Antonio Virtual Environments (SAVE) lab homepage. The SAVE Lab is one of the Computer Science Department’s research labs at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The SAVE lab conducts research in augmented, mixed, and virtual reality (VR). The SAVE Lab applies this technology to real world applications such as, medical training, education, rehabilitation, and exercise. Their goal is to create new human-computer interfaces, immersive games, and simulations that will have a positive impact on the world.

Participate in Research

The SAVE Lab is recruiting kids or adults with autism to participant in our research study. The study will help with applying V.R technology to Autism therapy. If you are a participant in one of our studies, you arrive at the study location and we first ask for several questions in order to assess the Autism Rating.  Then the participant will interact with a computer generated virtual environment,  such as playing through some video games. A study lasts about 1 and a half hours and we will pay you 50 dollars at the end of the session. If you are interested in participating, please fill our your information by clicking here.

Radio interview on VR for disabled persons

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Dr. John Quarles, assistant professor of computer science, and Rongkai Guo, Ph.D.student, will be interviewed on the radio about their research on virtual reality for persons with disabilities. The interview will be at 8:10am, Thursday April 11, 2013 on The Harley Show on KRVL 94.3 Rev FM. KRVL is a Kerrville station but anyone can listen live 24/7 online at