Story Library currently has two pairs of virtual reality glasses.
VR Box: Virtual Reality Glasses
VR Vue FX: Virtual Reality Viewer
They each have focal and pupil length adjustment settings and are suitable for 3.5' to 6.0' size smartphones.
The glasses are currently for in-library use only, and you will need a smart phone to use with them. To check out item, visit the information desk or any library staff member, and bring a current CBC ID.
Virtual reality can be fun and educational! There are so many apps available to you. Here are a few to get you started. The apps shown below are available on:
Anatomyou VR: 3D-immersion that teaches you human anatomy for minimally invasive procedures.
Google Earth: Fly over cities like London, Tokyo, and Rome. Find stories about what it means to live in different parts of the world. Learn about historical events, visit space, and much more!
Google Expeditions: Visit one of almost 200 educational expeditions as either a leader or an explorer. Go with a group or on your own! You will need a Google account for this app.
Google Street View: Visit landmarks, natural wonders, or step inside a museum. You can even find your house!
InMind 2: This educational, adventure game is inspired by Lovheim's theory of emotions and the Disney/Pixar movie "Inside Out." You will follow a character as he is in the process of becoming an adult, and help shape his future by traveling through the human brain.
King Tut VR: Take a virtual tour of King Tut's tomb at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.
Sites in VR: Go on virtual tours of landmarks all over the world. Visit castles, museums, parks, religious sites, and space.
Virtual Speech: Learn fundamental communication and business skills, then practice those skills in immersive virtual reality.
WITHIN: WITHIN has immersive experiences created by VR artists, including documentaries, music, fictional stories, and more.
There are many other VR apps out there for you to explore. Have a suggestion to add to this guide? Need more help? Contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YouTube is another great resource for VR. Just add "VR" or "360" to your video search to start exploring. You will need to click on the VR glasses icon, in the bottom right corner of the video, to change the view from regular to VR before placing the phone into the glasses.
Here are some channels to get you started:
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