Extended Reality

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) technology has the potential to revolutionize various industries, including healthcare, education, entertainment, and training. One of the primary benefits of VR is its ability to create immersive and interactive environments that can simulate real-life scenarios, allowing users to experience and interact with objects and situations that may not be possible in the physical world. Educators can use VR to create engaging and interactive lessons that enhance learning outcomes.

  • The Oculus Quest is a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that offers a wireless and fully immersive VR experience. The headset features a high-resolution display and built-in sensors that enable six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking.
  • The HTC Vive Pro is a high-end Virtual Reality (VR) headset that offers an exceptional VR experience. It features dual-OLED displays with a resolution of 2880 x 1600 pixels. The Vive Pro also includes a built-in microphone and high-fidelity headphones, which deliver immersive spatial audio.
  • The HTC Vive Flow is a virtual reality (VR) headset that is designed to be lightweight, making it ideal for extended use. It features a high-resolution display, built-in speakers, and a six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) controller.

Another key benefit of VR at UMass Amherst is its ability to improve accessibility and inclusion. VR can help bridge the gap for individuals who may not be able to participate in certain activities due to physical disabilities or other limitations. Additionally, VR can facilitate cross-cultural experiences by allowing users to explore and interact with virtual environments that represent different cultures and perspectives, fostering greater understanding and empathy.

Overall, the potential benefits of VR are numerous and diverse, and as the technology continues to advance and become more widespread, it has the potential to transform the way we live, work, and interact with the world around us.

Digital Media Lab VR Equipment

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An Interactive 360 View of Extended Reality Room 1

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