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Tech we Use

Oculus Quest 2

A more powerful, stand-alone headset with full head and hand tracking the Quest 2 hits the sweet spot for cost, ease of use and portability.

Since release of the original Quest, we have seen an increased uptake in VR use with the lower cost and portability allowing training departments to deploy large numbers easily.

Pros

  • Low cost
  • Portable
  • Easy set up
  • Full freedom of movement
  • Hand tracking available
  • Ability to connect to a pc if required
  • Lighter than previous model

Cons

  • Modules need to be sideloaded on consumer model
  • Mobile based processer limits the graphical power vs computer based headsets
  • Can be a bit heavy for long use periods
  • May need to subscribe to Oculus for business
  • May also require a Facebook account

Pico Neo 2

A relative newcomer to the stand-alone headset market the Pico Neo2 has many of the advantages of the Quest but is squarely aimed at enterprise.
Pros

  • More comfortable then the Quest for long use
  • Eye tracking available
  • Better resolution and slightly more powerful then the Quest
  • Controller does not lose tracking if placed out of cameras view
  • Can to stream wirelessly from a PC

Cons

  • Less battery life then the Quest
  • Tracking and polish are not quite as good as the Quest

HTC Vive

A PC tethered solution allowing higher graphics quality and larger models.

We have been developing with the Vive for many years.

Pros

  • High fidelity
  • Excellent tracking
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Expensive if PC included
  • Requires PC
  • External sensors require more set up
  • Tethered experience that requires a cable to be connected

Oculus Rift S

A PC tethered solution allowing higher graphics quality and larger models.

With less complicated set-up then the Vive

Pros

  • High fidelity
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Cost if PC included
  • Requires PC
  • Tethered experience that requires a cable to be connected

Augmented Reality

AR provides a view of the real world overlayed with information and data from a virtual source.

Some hardware options we have used include Tablets and Phones.

Pros

  • Easy to access and deploy
  • Most users are already familiar with how to use device
  • Cost

Cons

  • Only provides a small viewing area
  • Requires use of hands
  • Not as immersive

Microsoft HoloLens 2

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is the leading mixed reality device on the market.
Pros

  • A more immersive experience
  • Hand tracking allows you to manipulate objects
  • Voice commands available

Cons

  • Limited field of view
  • Expensive
  • Mobile processor limits performance