Brighton Immersive Lab

The Brighton Immersive Lab offers mixed reality testing and showcasing spaces in the FuseBox for residents and visitors. The Lab provides a range of hardware including VR ready PCs, tethered headsets, VR ready smartphones, a green room, a motion capture suit and depth sensors.

These cutting-edge immersive facilities support the development of immersive content, products and services. The Lab also allows users to experiment with new hardware and to demo ideas to existing and potential clients.

The Brighton Immersive Lab is equipped with a huge, growing range of hardware designed to make developing immersive content easier and provide creatives with the opportunity to experiment with new technologies. Here is just some of the equipment that we make available to our residents.

Virtual Reality 
We offer a broad range of Virtual Reality headsets, ranging from top-of-the-range devices such as the HTC Vive Pro and the Oculus Rift, ideal for impressing business clients with features including eye tracking, to a number of more consumer headsets like the Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality and Google Daydream. For the more powerful desktop headsets we provide high spec gaming PC’s and laptops to power them.

Augmented Reality 
The Immersive Lab also supports businesses and artists working with Augmented Reality. As such we provide a selection of AR headsets for FuseBox resident to use. These include the Meta 2 and Daqri AR Smartglasses however most notably we offer two Microsoft Hololens’ for mixed reality development. We also host an in-development “holoportal,” enabling capture, transmission and viewing of 3D holograms in realtime on the Hololens headset.

360° Cameras
As demand for 360° content has continued to grow, the Brighton Immersive Lab has increased its supply of 360° cameras to compensate. The Lab now provides a variety of different cameras each designed for different uses. Ranging from the Insta360 One X ideal for its small form factor and easy to use characteristics, to the Insta360 Evo which enables 2D 360° recording while doubling as a stereoscopic 3D 180° camera. For those looking for the most professional high quality 360° camera on the market, the lab provides the Insta360 Pro 2 which can record stereoscopic 3D 360° video at 8k resolution.

To aid residents with developing both Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 5G applications for mobile, the Brighton Immersive Lab has acquired smartphones & tablets running both Android and iOS, including the iPhone 13 Pro MaxSamsung Galaxy Tab 5G, Google Pixel XL and Samsung S8 allowing residents to test applications on a variety of devices.

Capture & Creation Tools 
To further assist creative ideas, the Immersive Lab offers a selection of tools designed to assist capturing, recording and producing content. Most notably this includes a top-of-the-range 360 3D camera – the Insta360 Pro 2 and a Perception Neuron Motion Capture Suit. Additionally however we provide depth sensing cameras, EEG brain scanners, a full audio recording and podcast setup, a 3D printer and a 3D scanner. So no matter the medium, the Brighton Immersive Lab has something that can assist.

There is far more equipment available than we could list so please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to ask about specific hardware.