Virtual Reality at HSLS: Home
Falk Library is pleased to provide a new way to connect our Pitt health sciences community with simulations and applications utilizing cutting-edge VR technology. Available programs include study aids for Health Sciences students, along with simpler scenarios for those who are interested in trying out virtual reality.
Virtual Reality Equipment at HSLS
Currently, the library has two VR stations consisting of graphically enhanced computers running Windows Mixed Reality. Each station features a Lenovo Explorer headset and handheld controllers. To use, borrow the equipment from the Technology Help Desk.
Using the Equipment Safely and Comfortably
To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience, there's a few things you should remember:
- You can only see screen images when the headset visor is folded down
- Fold the visor up at any time to take a break or rest your eyes
- Take breaks often -- a 10 minute break for every 30 minutes of playtime is recommended
- Clean the headset and controllers with the provided wipes before and after each use
Available VR apps include both medical-based training programs and simpler experiences that introduce users to VR:
Wyzlink: an immersive mixed reality medical simulation program meant to provide training for medical professionals
3D Organon VR Anatomy: a virtual reality anatomy atlas that lets you explore bones, muscles, organs, and more
MedicalHolodeck: allows you to view files from MRI- and CT-scans in 3D virtual reality
English Teaching Assistant: chat with a simulated English tutor
The Lab: try out a variety of simulations to get acquainted with VR
Nutrients for Life: a short game about crop nutrients
Google Earth VR: explore the world in virtual reality
YouTube VR: watch videos in 360 degrees
A valid Pitt ID is required to borrow the virtual reality equipment (gold cards excluded).
Virtual reality equipment may be borrowed for a four hour loan period.
Patrons are responsible for the condition and full return of borrowed equipment. Equipment that is not returned, stolen, or damaged will be subject to item replacement fees.