Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality (VR) is available at Rodgers Library!
Oculus Rift 3D technology is available in Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering for students and faculty use. Demos can be arranged for students to experience the technology. The headset and the hardware is located on the first floor near Rocket room.
A headset is used which allows the wearer to experience virtual reality. It is a gaming gadget but it is beginning to make an impact on the research community. Researchers are exploring applications for virtual reality in engineering and design. Center for Advanced Public Safety(CAPS), Computer Scientists, and Social Scientists at University of Alabama are doing research in virtual world using technologies such as Oculus Rift
The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education - Educause Review - Article discusses how virtual reality has the potential to transform student learning experiences
Recent NYT article on Oculus Rift: Oculus recommends that Rift users take short breaks after every 30 minutes of use