Currently there are 4 HTC Vive stations that are available in the Nexus (IB 207). Stations were co-funded by the Library and the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab and are available to those with an IU username and passphrase during the library’s normal operating hours. Students at the IU School of Medicine have 24/7 access to these stations. If you are interested in a more guided experience, please email the library's Tech Team at email@example.com to set up an appointment. You may also check the Library’s schedule of upcoming classes.
The HTC Vive consists of a headset, two motion controllers, and two base stations to track movement. This system allows for users to be fully immersed in and interact with their virtual environment, with the help of VR apps.
Resolution: 1080 x 1200 pixels per eye (2160 x 1200 pixels combined)
Field of view: 110 degrees
Room-scale: 6’6’’ x 5’ min. room size, 16’4’’ max. between base stations
Safety and Precautions
Remove any tripping hazards from the area before using the headset, move carefully, and have a friend watch out for you, if possible.
Remember that while using the headset you will not be aware of objects and people around you. Some VR apps use hand motions, so please be mindful when moving your hands or have a friend watch out for you.
If you are new to VR, start by taking a break after a 10-15 minute immersive experience. For those more experienced, it is recommended that you take at least a 10-15 minute break every 30 minutes. Discontinue use if you experience nausea, headaches, eye strain, disorientation, or general discomfort despite following these steps.
If you have a previous history of epilepsy or seizures, loss of awareness, or other symptoms linked to an epileptic condition, consult your doctor before using the product. To reduce the likelihood of a seizure do not use the product if you are tired or need sleep.
This documents lists all the VR apps currently available on the HTC Vive stations at the Nexus Collaborative Learning Lab. If you have suggestions for VR apps to be added to the HTC Vive stations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.