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XR Labs at Motlow

Motlow College Libraries have laboratories with devices and computers for faculty and students to use and develop virtual, mixed, and augmented reality software. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) are all forms of extended reality (XR). VR headsets along with controllers or hand gestures recognized by motion capture allow users to experience different environments, perform tasks modeled after real situations, or even play games. AR and MR devices overlay virtual objects in the real environment through either viewfinders on cameras or wearable devices. All XR devices can enhance learning by providing users with immersive, tailored environments and hands-on virtual instruction.

All Motlow libraries are equipped with virtual reality workstations and headsets. Moore County and Smyrna libraries have dedicated labs with up to ten VR-ready workstations with Rift S headsets as well as standalone Quest and Quest 2 headsets available for student use. Visit the circulation desk of any library to check out an Oculus Quest headset or to book time on an Alienware workstation equipped with a Rift S. Check back soon for new capabilities and equipment as we are actively expanding XR lab holdings and services.

Available devices:

Oculus Quest 2

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The Quest 2 is Meta's newest standalone VR device. It offers one of the highest resolutions and processor speeds among all VR devices being sold. Detailed specifications

Oculus Quest

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The Quest is the first generation of more powerful standalone headsets capable of running apps and games natively. Detailed specifications.

Rift S

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The Rift S is the second generation of tethered headsets capable of running VR apps and games from a desktop computer. Detailed specifications.

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XR Lab Policies & Getting Started

For your safety, all XR Lab users must read and acknowledge the waiver and release of liability before using any VR devices. 

New to VR? Click here to get started with a short video on how to use the Meta Quest user interface and find the tutorial apps. Please note you must use the tutorial apps if this is your first time using a Quest/Quest 2 VR headset.

 

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XR Software

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Description

Gravity Sketch Create VR-based three-dimensional models and artwork
VRChat Play social games and chat with friends in custom-built environments
Supernatural Workout, meditate, and exercise in VR environments all around the world
Wander Wander the real world recreated with street-view and satellite imagery
Rec Room Play games with friends online in different custom-built games and environments
Tripp Experience guided meditation in calming and relaxing virtual spaces
Within Watch and interact with immersive stories and other experiences created and curated by award-winning artists and documentarians
Adam Savage's Tested VR Visit recreated virtual workshops of artists and special effects experts with Adam Savage
Liminal Relax with guided meditations and visual art based on neuroscience and psychological research
ecosphere Explore Kenya, Borneo, and Raja Ampat in this VR nature documentary
Goliath Experience the world through the mind of someone with schizophrenia in this award-winning VR experience
BRINK Traveler Travel to natural wonders across the United States and see them with a guided tour
Healium Decompress and meditate in natural, interactive environments
Language Lab Learn new languages by being placed in immersive environments that guide you to learn new words through direct experience
ENHANCE Play brain training workout games designed by neuroscientists
Alcove Interact with friends, watch movies, take virtual tours, meditate and more with this app
Cosmic Flow Unwind in a relaxing virtual experience with kaleidescope-like visual imagery
V-Speedway Race in a cartoon-like virtual car on city racetracks against other cars
Maloka Become more mindful and calm with guided meditation using this app
Dive VR Play board games with friends in VR
Etheral Land Meditate in a stylized, calming environment to find mindfulness and relaxation
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