• The HoloLens’ Potential Impact on Neurosurgery

    The DiVE recently acquired the Microsoft HoloLens, which is a new technology that provides a mixed reality experience. The HoloLens provides new opportunities for creativity and innovation. The HoloLens has the potential to expand and ...
  • New Equipment: HoloLens

    In addition to the Oculus Rift (CV1), the DiVE has recently acquired the Microsoft HoloLens. The HoloLens is a device that provides a mixed reality experience. Mixed reality is different from virtual reality and augmented ...
  • Escape Room

    Senior Meng’en Huang developed a virtual reality application, Escape Room, as an independent study project. The goal of her independent study was to explore the equipment and applications of a virtual environment. As a Computer ...
  • New Equipment: Oculus Rift (CV1)

    The DiVE is on top of the latest virtual reality gadgets and gizmos. Earlier this year, Oculus released the newest head-mounted virtual reality display: the Oculus Rift (CV1). We are so excited to announce that ...
  • DiVE Featured on EdTech

    Virtual reality provides amazing opportunities in the fields of teaching, learning, and research.  Jacquelyn Bengfort focuses on these possibilities in her article “Virtual Reality Facilitates Higher Ed Research and Teaches High-Risk Skills” on EdTech, a ...
  • DiVE is hiring work study students for the summer!

    The Duke Virtual Reality Lab has a state of the art room-sized VR system called the DiVE (Duke Immersive Virtual Environment). The 3m x 3m x 3m room allows users to step inside 3D worlds. The lab ...

Welcome to Virtual Reality

The DiVE (sketchup Model)

The DiVE is a research and education facility dedicated to exploring techniques of immersion and interaction. This virtual reality system has a unique potential to give the participant a sense of being present in a digitally created spaces and situations that are often impossible to see otherwise. In addition to our own research, we welcome collaborations with scholars of all disciplines. From flying through a neuro-chemical pathway, to standing in an ancient roman villa, virtual reality gives us the opportunity to engage in formerly inaccessible experiences.