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! scope="col"| Oculus Rift Dev. Kit 1
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| In service || style="text-align:center;" | 2006 - October 2013 || style="text-align:center;" | November 2013 - || style="text-align:center;" | n/a
| In service || style="text-align:center;" | 2006 - October 2013 || style="text-align:center;" | November 2013 -  

Revision as of 09:53, 13 September 2016

RIVER Lab/Legacy
RIVER Lab 2 in 2015
LocationB.00.12a (RIVER Lab 1),
B.00.10 (RIVER Lab 2)

The Radboud Immersive Virtual Environment Research (RIVER) Labs are two Behavioral Science Institute research labs dedicated to experiments in Virtual Reality (VR). However, in 2013 it was decided to make RIVER Lab 1 available for other purposes as well, promoting RIVER Lab 2 as the prime facility for any VR research. The RIVER Labs are managed by Erik van den Berge of the TSG.

Physical Properties

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Room Properties
Room Number B.00.12a B.00.10
Room Size[1] (m) 4.0 * 8.0 5.0 * 7.2


Both RIVER labs come with special equipment for creating a digital immersive virtual environment. The following specifications apply to the current lab setup, operational since January 2014. For older specifications, please contact the lab manager.

Tracking System Intersense IS-900 AR-Tracking ARTTRACK3
Type Inertial-Ultrasound Hybrid Optical, 16 Cameras
Accuracy (mm) 0.75 - 3.0 <1.0
Update Rate (Hz) 180 60
Tracking Software Intersense Server AR-Tracking DTrack 2.0
Tracker Type Inertial-Ultrasound Hybrid Sensor Passive retro-reflective markers
Virtual Reality
Wireless VR No Yes
Stimulus PC Dell Precision T3610 See below
Stimulus Software Worldviz Vizard 4.0

Head Mounted Displays

Nvis Nvisor SX60 Oculus Rift Dev. Kit 1
In service 2006 - October 2013 November 2013 -

In RIVER Lab 2, five retro-reflective markers are attached to the Head Mounted Display via a custom 3D-printed frame for tracking the participant's position and orientation; any internal tracking in the HMD is disabled.

Stimulus PC (RIVER Lab 2)

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Central Processing Unit (CPU) Intel Core i7-4770K
Memory 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Chipset Intel Z87
Audio Chip Realtek ALC1150
Network Controller Intel I217V + Realtek 8111GR (Dual Gigabit Ethernet)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX780
Storage Samsung SSD 840 EVO, 128GB

Other Equipment

In RIVER Lab 2, the following equipment is used to help create a fully wireless, low latency virtual reality experience:

  • IOGear GW3DHDKIT wireless HDMI transmitter.[2]
  • Anker Astro Pro 14400mAh external battery.[3]
  • Sennheiser RS160 wireless headphones.[4]


See Also


  1. Effective tracking area
  2. http://www.iogear.com/product/GW3DHDKIT/
  3. http://www.ianker.com/support-c1-g212.html
  4. http://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-audio-headphones-digital-rs-160