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Emerging Technologies Learning Lab

An overview of the technology, software, and programs available in the Emerging Technologies Learning Lab

The library currently has a Meta Quest 2 headset. The primary advantage of this headset is that it allows for a standalone, wireless experience, meaning that the user does not need to be tethered to a computer like some other VR headsets on the market. The headset has a 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, with up to 90 Hz. 3D positional audio is built into the headset, with additional support for external headphones via a 3.5 mm audio port. Immerse yourself in limitless virtual worlds with the Oculus Quest. Experience the ultimate freedom of untethered VR gaming and entertainment, as cutting-edge technology and intuitive design converge to redefine your reality.

  Software and Description Comfort Rating
Media Creation Open Brush is a room-scale virtual reality application that lets you paint in 3D space with VR. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, choosing from a wide palette, of brushes, including stars, light, and even fire. Comfortable
  Gravity Sketch is an immersive 3D design tool. Take sketches further with surfacing and sculpting tools. Adjust shapes, proportions, textures, and lighting to capture the right details you need to communicate your idea. Invite colleagues, friends, or clients to join your virtual space in-headset or on screen to work together in real-time. Access an extensive library of ready-to-use 3D assets, including models, materials, and environments. Comfortable
  Quill by Smoothstep is the VR illustration and animation tool built to empower artists, designers and storytellers. You can create fully animated self-contained VR films ready for release, or use it to produce traditional 3D or 2D artwork, or assets for a game engine. Comfortable
Medical Education Human Anatomy VR delivers the most immersive and intuitive human anatomical experience available on market designed for students, medical and nursing schools, universities, healthcare systems, medical associations, and health practitioners. Explore the skeletal system, bronchial microanatomy and preview of muscle motions. Moderate
  Bodymap features high-fidelity 3D model with complete male and female anatomy, whole body systems and regions ready to be explored at detailed, close-up view. Every structure comes with a description, image or animation, and various tools to help you focus on its location, function and relations to other structures.  Moderate
Astronomy Skygaze transforms your home into a magical planetarium, letting you explore the night sky in breath-taking detail. The app features accurate star positions calculated in real time, as well as the visible planets in our solar system. Comfortable
  Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic four-part immersive series that invites you to join eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years with exclusive access to the crew, The ISS Experience offers an intimate take on the joy, wonder, and dangers of life in orbit. Comfortable
  Mission ISS lets you take a trip into orbit and experience life on board the International Space Station! In this Emmy-nominated simulation, learn how to move and work in zero-gravity using your controllers. Dock a space capsule, take a spacewalk, and let real NASA astronauts guide you on the ISS through informative videos and images. Moderate
Virtual Tours Anne Frank House VR lets you travel back to the years of the Second World War and wander through the rooms of the "Secret Annex" that housed the group of 8 Jewish people as they hid from the Nazis. Immerse yourself in Anne’s thoughts as you traverse each faithfully recreated room, thanks to the power of VR, and find out what happened to the Annex’s brave inhabitants. Comfortable
Animations Tales from Soda Island will send you on an immersive journey through the complex musical ecosystem of Soda Island. You'll discover strange creatures, ancient rituals and cosmic symphonies working together in harmony to produce a story unlike anything you've ever seen before. Comfortable
  Lustration is a 4 part multi-strand animated series adapted from a comic book of the same name following a group of characters whose stories are mysteriously intertwined both in the real world and afterlife. Part fantasy, part detective noir, Lustration breaks new ground in narrative VR mixing linear story with audience agency inspired by immersive theater. Comfortable
  Cosmic Flow is a relaxing visual experience, an audio-visual massage for the mind, a kaleidoscopic meditation. Cosmic Flow was developed by an artist as a first part of a series of VR experiences encouraging connection and personal expression. Comfortable
  Dear Angelica comes from Emmy Award winning Oculus Story Studio. It is a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones. Entirely painted by hand inside of VR, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of memories that unfold around you. An immersive, illustrative short story starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman. Runtime: 13 minutes. Comfortable
  Liminal allows you to relax, unwind, engage, and explore. The app contains six categories of emotional and cognitive states. The experiences were designed with Liminal’s team of neuroscientists and psychologists and a global network of development partners. Comfortable
Misc. PianoVision accelerates your piano learning using Passthrough AR and hand tracking. Connect a MIDI keyboard or play on a flat surface with the Air Piano! 
The app also features Sheet Music Insight to learn sight-reading as well as built-in courses. 
  GRAB is a multiplayer parkour game. Climb, jump, slide and swing through the levels to reach the end, but don't fall or touch the lava! Moderate