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Science Library Makerspace: Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Headsets

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Virtual Reality Video Tutorials

Lynda.com allows free access to its vast library of video tutorials for all UGA students, faculty, and staff. Its video tutorials are designed for all skill levels and can be viewed at increments of just a few minutes to allow you flexibility to learn the skills at your own pace. The Science Library Makerspace utilizes video tutorials and Library resources. To create a Lynda.com account and be able to view the tutorials below, and others, please visit: http://eits.uga.edu/learning_and_training/lynda.

Access and Use of VR Headsets

The Virtual Reality headsets are used for educational, non-commercial purposes only and may only be used with the supervision of trained Makerspace staff. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the Virtual Reality headsets. Understanding All Important Safety Information (provided by htc vive) and signing a waiver is required before use.

Ensure you are able to safely use Virtual Reality. Consult your doctor before using Virtual Reality if you have pre-existing serious medical conditions (such as heart ailment), conditions that affect your ability to safely perform physical activities, psychiatric conditions (such as anxiety disorders or post-traumatic disorder), or if you are pregnant or elderly. 

Photosensitive Seizures. Like other products that produce visual effects (including light flashes), the product may trigger epileptic seizures, seizures, fainting, or severe dizziness even in people who have no history of these conditions. If you have a previous history of epilepsy or seizures, loss of awareness, or other symptoms linked to the epileptic condition, consult your doctor before using virtual reality. To reduce the likelihood of a seizure do not use the product if you are tired or need sleep. 

Physical and Psychological effects. Content viewed using Virtual Reality headsets can be intense, immersive, and appear very life-like and may cause your brain and body to react accordingly. Certain types of content (e.g. violent, scary, emotional, or adrenaline-based content) could trigger increased heart rate, spokes in blood pressure, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, fainting, and other adverse effects. If you have a history of negative physical or psychological reactions to certain real-life circumstances, avoid using virtual reality to view similar content. 

All users agree to respect the health and safety of the University community and abide by all applicable laws, University policiesLibraries' policies, and the Student Code of Conduct. The University of Georgia abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

All users of Makerspace equipment must abide by copyright and trademark laws. More information concerning copyright may be found at the University's Office of Legal Affairs.

Makerspace equipment may not be used to create or view obscene or inappropriate content including violent or gory content, sexually explicit content, content that promotes or condones intimidation or violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Makerspace employees reserve the right to deny or cancel any Virtual Reality experience that does not comply with the above policies.