Best VR Headsets 2020: Top Picks for Medical Animation
How to choose the right headset for your virtual reality experience?
Virtual Reality (VR) experiences are more immersive than ever before with the rise in the quality of new headsets. However, choosing the right VR headset for your project requires considering more than just quality; There are many questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to choosing the right headset for the experiences you want to deliver. How much space you have set aside for the VR experience? Does the experience require interactivity? Are there portability issues when carrying them between conferences?
Random42’s production team have trialled and tested all the leading VR headsets through countless high-quality VR projects for our clients and our continued research into the latest VR technology. To help address some of these considerations, we have put together this guide to help you to find the best headset for your budget, space, and overall experience.
With these questions in mind, we take a look at how Random42’s in-house production team are harnessing the power of VR technology to produce some of the most impactful experiences in the medical animation industry.
Oculus Rift/Valve Index/HTC Vive
The Oculus Rift launched in 2016 and like other headsets, the Rift has the ability to immerse the viewer into a video or game by producing two images simultaneously. It does this using position and rotation tracked controllers, which track the user’s hands in the VR space.
The performance potential of the Rift is dependent on the connected PC, but overall, the Rift can handle complex 3D scenes and high-end graphical effects – perfect for intricate 3D medical animation viewing. The Rift produces a crisp and immersive VR experience, with the bonus of built-in-audio headphones that help set this headset from competitors.
The Rift’s external trackers allow the controllers to be traced almost everywhere you place them – as long as they remain in the field of view of at least one camera. This means the ability to track movements behind your back or under objects is possible.
The benefits of these headsets only scratch the surface of what is possible with VR. To explore the full potential of what VR can do, please get in touch with our experienced team who would be happy to help create a tailored and unique experience around your product or disease area
*All prices included are the retail price for the headset only, which may be subject to change since the article was written and are not a reflection of Random42’s VR costing. For information on the medical virtual reality experiences we can offer, including cost, please get in touch with our team.