Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, September 13, from 11:00AM - 1:00PM, 330 South Madison Street

All university faculty and staff members are welcome to come to the Engineering Research Facility and experience firsthand its state-of-the-art facilities, explore the virtual world, and talk with our expert researchers. If you have a project idea dealing with VR, this would be a great time to discuss and perhaps meet others with similar interests.

Parking is available at the Iowa City Capitol Street Parking Ramp, 220 South Capitol Street (, and Iowa City Court Street Ramp, 150 East Court Street (

There will be two food trucks adjacent to the Engineering Research Facility to purchase lunch.

Available to experience at VARBU will be the following labs and equipment:

  • HTC Vive: VIVE VR
  • Oculus Rift: Oculus Rift VR
  • The Portal: completely immersive VR system that consists of six rear-projected walls arranged like a cube.
  • IDEA Lab: The art of recording human motions made another monumental stride by enabling the digitization of every small detail of human motion.
  • 4D scanning system
  • 3D Motion Capture System: 16 infrared cameras for high precision capturing
  • 3D IMU suit
  • Haptic devices

We welcome everyone and look forward to an exciting day.

Please contact us at, if you plan on attending.