Have you thought about integrating Virtual Reality (VR) into your research, but don’t know where to start? Starting May 12, the NIH Library is offering a new drop-in VR Consultation Service, available by appointment every Friday, 12 – 3 p.m. This service is free for all NIH and HHS staff.
The weekly VR Consultation Service is presented by the NIH Library’s Technology Hub which now includes an HTC Vive system. The Vive has room-scale VR which allows the user to walk around and interact with a virtual space through a VR headset and two motion-tracked handheld controllers.
During the consultation, you will have an opportunity to learn what VR software and VR-related resources are available to you. You will also get a chance to learn about and try out the Library’s HTC Vive system. Please note that the VR Consultation Service is intended as an exploratory session and is a supplement to the NIH Library’s Monthly Virtual Reality Demos, held the first Tuesday of each month. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s interests in these consultations, but are unable to provide assistance with VR software development.
To make an appointment, contact NIHLibraryTechnologyHubWorkgroup@mail.nih.gov. Please include a brief description of the work you are doing, and how you hope to incorporate VR technology into it.
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