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Virtual Reality at the Rinker Campus

This guide provides details about the Virtual Reality technology available through the Rinker Campus Library Services.

Virtual Reality at the Rinker Campus

The Leatherby Libraries is pleased to provide VR technology to the Rinker Campus. Available programs will help aid health sciences faculty and students through simulation and immersive experiences. 

Available VR Headsets

Meta Quest Pro

Meta Quest Pro Headset

Meta Quest Pro is a standalone system that does not require a connection to a PC. Meta Quest Pro is an augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset that offers immersive and interactive learning experiences. Via its motion tracking sensors and wireless controllers, the headset doesn't require a dedicated VR room, allowing users to use it anywhere on campus. Meta Quest Pro is also compatible with various VR peripherals and devices, such as physiological sensors and fNIR.

The library has four Meta Quest Pro headsets available for the Rinker Campus.

Borrowing Information & Policies

The Leatherby Libraries support the mission of Chapman University and the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus programs by providing access to and support for using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The following are guidelines for using the equipment and physical spaces designated for using this technology. Users are expected to follow all posted guidelines for equipment use at all times. 

VR Headsets may be checked out at the library services desks at the Rinker Campus. 

  • Return headsets directly to a library staff member at the library services desk.

  • Do not leave at the front counter unattended.

  • Headset batteries hold charge for up to 4 hours. Charge the headset only with the included cable inside the case.

  • This reserve item is due at the time and date indicated on your email receipt.

  • This item is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on hold.

  • Replacement Cost = $500 + $5 billing fee.

  • For Assistance, contact or 714-516-5040.

Borrowing Policies

  • A valid Chapman University ID is required to borrow the virtual reality equipment.

  • Virtual reality equipment may be borrowed for a four-hour loan period.

  • All VR and AR equipment is to be used on campus.

  • Users are responsible for the condition and full return of borrowed equipment. Equipment that is not returned, stolen, or damaged will be subject to item replacement fees.

  • Clean the equipment with the provided wipes before and after each use.

Using the Equipment Safely and Comfortably

Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University offers VR equipment as a courtesy service. The University disclaims all warranties, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. By borrowing VR or AR equipment, the user agrees that the University shall not be held liable to the user or any other person for any loss or damage of any kind related to the configuration or operation of the equipment, including but not limited to out-of-pocket expenses, direct or indirect damages, consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of use, emotional distress, physical injury, or damage to equipment or other property.

Operation of the VR and AR equipment is at the user’s own risk. Chapman University assumes no responsibility for any injuries or damages to user arising out of, or caused by, user’s operation of the VR or AR equipment.

  • All new VR and AR users will be given a short orientation to the equipment at the start of their first VR and AR session. Library staff will provide assistance in fitting and adjusting the VR headset for individual use.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings before starting and while using the equipment.
  • Remove any tripping hazards from the area before using the headset, move carefully, and have someone watch out for you, if possible.
  • Remember that you will not be aware of objects and people around you while using the headset. Some VR and AR apps use hand motions, so please be mindful when moving your hands or have someone watch out for you.
  • Take breaks often, especially if you are a new user. Appropriate use periods and breaks will vary from person to person and based on the selected apps. Start by taking a break every 30 minutes of VR or AR use.
  • Some people may experience discomfort such as nausea, motion sickness, dizziness, disorientation, headache, fatigue, or eye strain, particularly as they adjust to using the equipment.
  • If you have a previous history of epilepsy or seizures, loss of awareness, or other symptoms linked to an epileptic condition, consult your doctor before using the product.
  • Consult with your doctor before using the VR or AR System if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, have recently undergone any medical procedure (including cosmetic procedures), or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.
  • This equipment may emit radio waves that could affect the operation of nearby electronic medical devices. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, consult your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device before using the VR or AR System.
  • To reduce the risk of discomfort, adjust the headset and lens position as needed to create a single, clear image.
  • If you experience discomfort, stop using the device and rest until you feel better.
  • Please keep headsets in the provided storage case when not in use.
  • Report any issues or equipment problems to library staff. Do not attempt to problem-solve an issue with the equipment or software without the library staff’s assistance.
  • Use of personal accounts for recreational gaming of any kind is prohibited on all virtual and augmented reality equipment.
  • The installation of software of any kind without prior authorization from library staff is prohibited.
  • Please do not eat while using the VR or AR equipment.  

For additional information regarding the safe use of the VR headsets, please refer to Meta Quest Safety Center.