Frequently Asked Questions

As VR is still a relatively new event technology, we find that we get asked a lot of the same questions when it comes to hiring virtual reality equipment. We recently put some of the most common questions to our expert technical team - here are the answers!

What is virtual reality?

Virtual reality is an immersive multimedia or computer based simulation, where if a person is wearing a VR headset, they can interact with the 360-degree 'imaginative' environment in front of them. Virtual realities aim to artificially create a full, sensory experience that includes sight, hearing, touch and smell.

What are the uses for virtual reality?

One of the most common uses for VR currently is gaming, and it is becoming an extremely sought after piece of tech in this industry. Other uses include events and exhibitions, film premieres and taking part in tours of new properties, hotels or holiday destinations without ever having to leave the building.

Frequently Asked Questions - Virtual Reality Hire

Do I need a computer to use the equipment?

With some VR headsets you will need a high spec PC (like Oculus Rift), however with the technology advancing over the last few years, there are now kits that are compatible with smartphones - even ones that are made completely from cardboard!

What types can I hire?

Here at ITR we offer a wide variety of VR headsets that are available for hire, however our two most common devices are the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. So far, we've found that these are the most effective VR headsets to showcase at events, but ever-evolving tends suggest that many more brands of VR headset will start to pop up in exhibition halls on a regular basis.

How long can I hire VR equipment for?

Virtual reality equipment from ITR can be hired for anything from one day to three months.

Can I hire VR if I am outside of the UK?

Yes, ITR work with companies throughout the UK and Europe, so if you have any virtual reality requirements and you're located in either of these places, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Do I need to create special content?

Yes - for a virtual reality experience to work well, you'll need to create content specifically for the headset you are using. Although we don't do content creation here at ITR, we can point you in the direction of people that do. Additionally, as VR headsets come with downloadable developer kits, content creation is becoming more accessible all the time.

Is it harmful to the eyes or health?

One of the main concerns surrounding this kind of equipment is that it might be harmful or damaging to your health. However, looking at a VR screen is no different to looking at your computer or mobile phone. As long as you remain aware of your surroundings, you should be okay.

Some people do experience motion sickness if they move around a lot while in the virtual environment. This can differ from device-to-device and person-to-person.

What do I need to consider before hiring?

When thinking about hiring a VR solution, there are a few things you'll need to consider beforehand, including: