HTC VIVE lets you experience new, unimaginable worlds thanks to game-changing technology and best-in-class content. Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds.
Samsung Gear VR
With the Samsung Gear VR, you can play amazing games, watch Hollywood’s best movies in your own private cinema (or even on the moon!), socialize with friends new and old, be at the center of a suspense thriller, and so much more.
Bring virtual reality to life with Google Cardboard. Using your smartphone and VR apps, this quality viewer puts the world of VR right in your hands, affordably.
Use your Daydream-ready phone to experience a whole new reality with this Daydream View VR headset, which features a lightweight headset for comfortable wear. This headset has an intuitive controller for hands-on experience of your VR adventures.
The Poppy 3D transforms your iPhone into an impressive three-dimensional camera and viewer, so you can record and share your experiences as they are really are. Just install the free iPhone app, slide your phone into this slightly retro-looking device and you're ready to go.
360fly 360° HD Video Camera
The camera that started the 360° video revolution, the 360fly HD gives you the power to shoot, edit, share and livestream life in immersive 360° video—all directly from your smartphone.
Samsung Gear 360
A lightweight, Compact 360-degree Camera. Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle lens for a 180-degree shot. Dust and water-resistant.
The Cynoculars virtual reality headset was created by top optical designers to provide crystal clear imagery and sound for an immersive adventure unlike anything you’ve ever tried before! Compact and lightweight, you can now fully enjoy your favorite games, movies or photos without distractions.
View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
View-Master VR that With Google Cardboard places you right in the middle of a 'photosphere'! You’re completely surrounded by a 360-degree view of the View-Master experience you’ve selected to explore! While holding the viewer to your eyes, move your head -- literally, move your head -- and you’ll find that your view changes just as if you were really standing within the scene taking a look around.
About Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is the use of special technology to immerse users in a 3D computer generated world. In the last few years, Virtual Reality has become more obtainable than ever before between the development of VR ready computers, high end immersive headsets, and mobile VR applications. Virtual Reality is beginning to increase among consumers for entertainment purposes. However, many major companies are beginning to invest in this technology as a way to train employees or advertise to customers. Virtual Reality is the gateway for many other immersive experiences to come in the future.
When equipment is required for extended periods of time in the Innovation Space and Research Lab it must be signed out. Equipment cannot leave the department. You can fill out the form but you must also leave your Student ID with the Lab Specialist.
Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.
Length: 30 - 60 Minutes
Description: Google Cardboard is a widely available, introductory experience of modern virtual reality. Cardboard can allow a user to access a variety of VR content and fully immerse themselves in an entirely different world.
Length: 30 - 60 Minutes
Description: The HTC Vive is an advanced virtual reality headset and platform for VR content. It works to construct a very life-like VR experience by turning any room into a 3D space. Vive uses a variety of sensors and controllers to create impressively immersive environments.
Google Cardboard Camera
Length: 30 - 60 Minutes
Description: Create your own VR experience using Google Cardboard Camera. Google Cardboard Camera is an app for Android and iOS which enables any device to capture and create 3D virtual environments using a phone camera. These environments are then viewable from a Google Cardboard unit.
Sample Project 1
360 cameras have been used to create guided tours of the innovation space and research lab that can be watched in VR. Once the videos are made, we have utilized Google cardboards to watch the videos as an immersive experience.
Sample Project 2
Our HTC Vive fully immersive VR system allows for a number of experiences that puts you right into a different world. From touring the inside of the human body to climbing Mt. Everest you can not experience these things, but control the environment around you.