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Step into your research at the NIH Library’s 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 first VR demo session will be held March 7 and features an introduction to the Library’s new HTC Vive system, followed by a demo of Chimera, a program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data that was developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI) at the University of California, San Francisco through an NIH grant.

March 7 Agenda

12:30–1:15 p.m.
Getting to know the HTC Vive

1:15–2:00 p.m.
Demo of the UCSF Chimera program, presented by the NIH 3D Print Exchange

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 Digital Production Studio is part of the Library’s Technology Hub: Innovate. Collaborate. Explore.

​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).​​​​​