Varjo Announces an Academic Program for Its Ultra-High-End VR/XR Headsets with Photorealistic Resolution

Varjo, the manufacturer of ultra-high-end virtual reality and mixed reality headsets for the corporate market, which boast photorealistic levels of resolution, has announced a new academic program offering its VR/XR hardware at significant discounts to colleges and universities. Given that the Varjo VR-3 virtual reality headset normally retails for US$$3,195.00, and the Varjo XR-3 mixed reality headset sells for an eye-watering US$5,495.00, this is very good news for many institutions of higher education!

The Varjo XR-3 mixed reality headset and the Varjo VR-3 virtual reality headset

According to the official announcement:

Users of Varjo’s virtual and mixed reality headsets for academic and research applications can:

• Visualize complex data in 3D, and work on a true one-to-one scale for maximum productivity
• Experiment with engaging, immersive learning applications with integrated eye tracking
• Collaborate remotely in true-to-life immersive environments, without the need to access physical facilities
• Create limitless research scenarios with pixel-perfect clarity

An illustration from the Varjo website, demonstrating the difference in visual resolution between most VR headsets (the so-called “screendoor effect”) and Varjo headsets

With the world’s only true-to-life VR/XR and integrated eye tracking, Varjo makes it possible to conduct academic, clinical and commercial research in a completely realistic virtual environment. You can visualize data in 3D, reduce cognitive load in education, and achieve better learning results. The photorealistic fidelity of Varjo’s Bionic Display allows even the most complex and detailed virtual models to be explored.

Get in touch with our experts to learn more about the significant discounts available in our Academic Program. Please note that the discounts and benefits cover Varjo products only – you will need to acquire your VR/XR compatible workstation separately. The program is only eligible to academic institutions and organizations. 

If you’re interested, here’s the online application form; the deadline is September 30th, 2021. Good luck!

Spurce: Varjo’s Twitter

For further information about Varjo, you can visit their website, or follow them on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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