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Step into Research at the NIH Library’s Monthly Virtual Reality (VR) Demos

Are you intrigued by Virtual Reality (VR)? Have you wondered if VR is a technology that could help you with your research? Come to the NIH Library to learn more about the possibilities VR offers for research, collaboration, and education. While you are there, try out the Library’s new HTC Vive system. The NIH Library is offering VR demos on the first Tuesday of each month, 12:30–2 p.m. in the NIH Library Media Room.

The next VR demo session will be held in the NIH Library on Tuesday, June 6, 12:30–2 p.m. This month’s demonstration will feature Coastal Paradise, Using VR to Mitigate Symptoms of Chronic Pain, an interactive virtual reality experience built for the HTC Vive that incorporates mindfulness, breathing, and physical therapy exercises into gameplay to reduce symptoms of chronic pain.

The monthly VR demos are 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.

For more information, please contact the NIH Library’s Technology Hub group: NIHLibraryTechnologyHubWorkgroup@mail.nih.gov.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).