The Oculus Rift S is a tethered VR headset (connected to a computer) that allows you to experience immersive VR games, educational experiences, and more. The Cline Library has 3 Oculus Rift S headsets available in our VR Studio for general use and an additional headset available in our XR Creation Studio. This How to Guide will show you how to:
Adjusting the Oculus Headset
- Loosen the velcro on the top of the headset strap and fit wheel on the back of the halo band.
- Start by slipping the halo band around the back of your head and then sliding the headset down over your eyes.
- Hold the front of the headset with one hand and adjust the velcro top strap until the Rift S sits comfortably on your head.
- Rotate the fit wheel to adjust the tightness of the halo band. Tighten until you feel the weight on the top of your head, not on your face.
- Find the small slider on the bottom right of the headset. Using your thumb, press in and slide it left or right until the screen looks as crisp and clear as possible.
Gripping the Oculus Controllers
- Familiarize yourself with your two (2) Oculus Rift S controllers, including: the front and side triggers, joystick, A/B/X/Y button, and flat Oculus menu buttons. The two controllers are labelled left and right, they are NOT interchangeable.
- Fasten the wrist straps around each wrist and tighten to a secure, but comfortable level.
- Grasp the controllers so that your pointer finger rests on the forward trigger, your middle finger rests on the side trigger, and your thumb can comfortably reach all the buttons on the face of the controller.
Using the Oculus Safely
- Please note that the library's Virtual Reality Studio is a shared space and other users may be present.
- For the security of your belongings, each VR Studio console is equipped with a lockable storage locker.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and stay within the Rift's boundary grid at all times during use.
- It’s important to give yourself a 10 to 15 minute break every 30 minutes (even if you don’t think you need it).
- If you feel dizziness, nausea, eye strain, headache, or other adverse sensations, stop and remove the helmet, and sit down if appropriate.
- Consult your doctor before using the VR equipment if you have a pre-existing medical condition (heart ailment, anxiety, or PTSD).
Oculus Rift S Tutorial Video