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Digital Reality Lab


In January 2019, the IT Student Advisory Board funded the creation of the Digital Reality Lab at the Zucker Family Education Center (ZGEC) in Charleston. This lab was created to provide Virtual Reality devices and Augmented Reality compatible devices for Clemson students in the Charleston area, allowing students to learn, research, and develop for digital experiences. The goal is for the lab to become a hub for collaboration between Clemson students, uniting the multiple Clemson campuses in Charleston.




HTC Vive HMD - Vive’s Head Mounted Display (HMD) is a virtual reality PC driven system that allows users to move in 3D space and use motion-tracked handheld controllers to interact with the environment. Headset users will need to create a Steam account to access games/simulations. 
Vive HMD  | Steam


HTC Vive Trackers - Vive trackers can be attached to everyday objects so that they can be tracked in a virtual environment. Student developers can use the Vive Trackers to supplement their virtual reality projects.
Vive Tracker for Developers


B-haptic vest - This haptic vest created by B-haptics uses 40 vibration points allowing users to feel the physical feedback of their experience. The bHaptics Designer is a web-based editing tool providing developers the option to easily create a haptic feedback pattern for each motor without a single line of code.
BHaptics | For Developers


iPads - The iPads are intended for students to explore and develop augmented reality(AR) experiences however, it can also be used to test any app development. Attached to one of the iPads is a Structure Sensor which allows for 3D scanning of objects and people. To request the Structure Sensor enabled IPad use the keyword “iPad-Sensor” in the description box.
Structure Sensor 

Resources for Developers

Unreal, Unity, Maya, Adobe CC, Houdini, CAD, Modo, Steam, Blender, Shotgun, Substance Designer, Painter, Microsoft Office, Nuke, Katana, Mari, Herio, Visual Studios, Py Charm, Clion

Reservation System

The lab is open from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Reservations should be booked at least a day in advance.

Reservations are limited to 2 hours per day. Extended time can be requested on the day of your reservation if there are extra time slots. Requests for computers can be made by reserving a Vive HMD and including the keyword “PC” in the description box.

After hour inquiries, 3D print access, and/or any further questions contact 

All requests must be approved before the use of the lab and users must comply with the posted lab rules.