What is Extended Reality? Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term that encompasses all real and virtual environments which include VR, AR and MR. Virtual Reality(VR) envelopes the user in a computer generated digital environment by the use of a VR headset. Augmented Reality(AR) uses a headset to layer visual data or objects in relation to the surrounding environment. Mixed Reality(MR) also combines visual data or objects with the environment but adds a layer of interactivity between virtual and real world objects.
XR equipment below, involving head gear, will temporarily be loaned only for academic projects. This constraint will be reassessed through the academic year. User must use their own XR capable computer if borrowing equipment that works in conjunction with a pc, and will have submitted a current “Confirmation of Lending” form.
In order to use any XR equipment AND regarding the academic project only requirement, please complete this form.
Using our XR equipment, you can develop your own Virtual Reality video game/experience or develop science, music, or other curricular applications. With the innovative steps this technology is taking while achieving commercial marketability, these digital interfaces are proving to be a valuable source of creativity and possibilities.
Immersive AV Equipment
Exploring digital environments can be bolstered by the inclusion of Audio\Video stimuli that exhibits a natural feel. The devices mentioned below can help achieve this in your projects.