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GVMS Library: Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality: resources on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality

Definitions

Courtesy of the Franklin Institute

https://www.fi.edu/difference-between-ar-vr-and-mr

Augmented reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live view often by using the camera on a smartphone. Examples of augmented reality experiences include Snapchat lenses and the game Pokemon Go. 

Virtual reality (VR) implies a complete immersion experience that shuts out the physical world. Using VR devices such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard, users can be transported into a number of real-world and imagined environments such as the middle of a squawking penguin colony or even the back of a dragon.

In a mixed reality (MR) experience, which combines elements of both AR and VR, real-world and digital objects interact. Mixed reality technology is just now starting to take off with Microsoft’s HoloLens one of the most notable early mixed reality apparatuses.

Oculus Go

Our library has 12 sets of Oculus go for classroom use! If you'd like to find out more about Oculus please click on the picture:

 

picture of Oculus go VR set