The Cognition & Philosophy VR Lab
Introduction to the Cognition & Philosophy VR Lab
The VR lab and its equipment is a resource available for all researchers at the dept. of Philosophy, as well as students under their supervision.
The equipment and software available include:
- High-end VR headsets with integrated eye-tracking
- VR capable PCs
- SteamVR tracking system, controllers and other peripherals
- Pucks with attachments and straps that can be used for real-time tracking and capture of 6 DoF movement (3D position and orientation)
- Data gloves with haptic- and force- feedback
- Unity 3D (game engine with broad VR support)
- Software for 3D movement recording and animation
- Portable and standalone VR kits
- Hygiene articles (antiseptic wipes, face masks, latex gloves)
Contact jens.nirmelucs.luse for a guided introduction to the lab, read the lab guidelines and sign a user agreement before starting a project. Note that the lab is not staffed, and some programming competence in the project team is necessary to prepare a VR experiment.
The lab is located in room B014, in the basement of building B. (Where the ping-pong table used to be.) It may be booked as any other room via the HT online booking system (Log in to the intranet).
- There is no set limit on number or duration of bookings. However, please coordinate with other lab users before making extensive bookings
- It is permitted to use the room on a “drop-in” basis when vacant and not booked
- Data collection takes precedence over development, training or testing. Again, please coordinate with other users. There is equipment available to borrow from the lab if needed
- Common sense: Leave the room and equipment as you found it, and keep it and the PC hard drive tidy.
- IMPORTANT (on order from HT-IT): Do not leave experimental data on the harddrive of the PC in the lab. Bring a USB stick!
- Never wipe the lenses of the VR headset with any rubbing alcohol / wipes / etc. This will corrode them!
- Remember to lock the door when leaving, which has to be done by actively turning the knob from the outside.
Equipment can be borrowed from the lab. The list of available equipment can be seen and updated here.