2023 WorldViz Budgeting Guidelines for Scientific Virtual Reality Labs
WorldViz presents its 2023 update to cost considerations for VR hardware, software and application development for scientists looking to start or upgrade their Virtual Reality research lab.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldViz is pleased to present its "2023 Budgeting Guidelines for Scientific VR Labs". Designed for scientists interested in conducting VR research, this updated guide not only discusses the latest VR headsets such as the HP Reverb G2 Omnicept, HTC VIVE Pro 2, Oculus Quest 2 and Varjo VR-3, but also covers 3D projection, rendering computers, motion tracking and other sensors, VR software, facilities, personnel, installation, training and support.
This guide provides an overview and also shows typical examples of total VR system costs at different levels. Whether you are just starting out and looking for the most cost effective way to get up and running or preparing to make a large investment to build a state of the art VR facility, this information is for scientists to get a successful start. For specific pricing information, or to discuss your project with our experts, please email us at [email protected] or request a quote.
What goes into a VR project budget?
When you pencil out what is needed for a proper VR project, there are important building blocks to consider. First, will a VR headset or a VR projection system be used, or both? Second is a rendering computer with ample graphics capabilities, and possible wide-area motion tracking and other sensor systems such as eye tracking or biofeedback. Third, users will need VR software for creating and rendering their applications. Last but not least, users will want to think about their facilities, personnel, installation, training and support.
The WorldViz VR budgeting guidelines further discusses VR application development considerations such as 3D graphics, VR programming, and custom development.
Lastly, the 2023 budgeting guidelines give readers an idea of typical VR project budgeting examples, from low-cost barebone DIY systems starting at $1,500 to commercial integrated mid-tier systems starting at $8,000, and fully integrated VR projection and specialty VR systems starting at $50,000.
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