What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
According to industry professionals, Virtual Reality systems make it possible to experience nearly anything, anywhere, anytime through immersive technology that can convince the human brain it is somewhere it is really not. Users wear head-mounted displays that immerse them into a fully interactive, virtual world. Using state-of-the-art digital software applications, users can participate in virtual activities that range in scope from gaming, to artistic pursuits, to cultural experiences.
Virtual Reality Googles
Two sets of Utopia 360° Elite Edition Virtual Reality Goggles are available at the library for use during Makerspace hours. To use the Virtual Reality Goggles you must Bring Your Own Device.
For a list of suggested virtual reality apps to download on iOS (Apple) products, click here.
For a list of suggested virtual reality apps to download on Google Play (Android) products, click here.
Please note the following symptoms may be triggered by Virtual Reality:
- Motion Sickness
- Fear of Heights
Please use Virtual Reality (VR) headsets with caution.
If you experience any of these symptoms you should immediately discontinue use of the VR headset and see a doctor.
WARNING: Risk of Seizure
- If you have a history of, or have been diagnosed with symptoms related to epileptic conditions, you should consult with a doctor before using the VR headset.