Technology Loan Program

Virtual Reality Program

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The Medical Library has piloted a Virtual Reality program to offer our students Virtual Reality experiences in our collaborative study room. The aim of the program is to offer learning experiences to support curriculum in addition to offering apps to use for a study break that are short, but fun to do when a student would like to get away from their studies for a few minutes. We have also added relaxation apps so that students can de-stress during their studies.

The Quest 2 system can be used alone or in a group setting by casting the session to one of our TV's in the collaborative study room. Another option is to checkout the key for the reflection room on the 4th floor of Kresge library from the circulation desk to enjoy more space in a comfortable setting.

Apps Available on Meta Quest 2

Color Key: Blue:Medical Education, Grey:Activity/Fun, White:Relaxation/Wellness, Green:Immersive Experiences (Click links to see example videos

  • Human Anatomy VR: Study and quiz yourself on Anatomy (AFCP)
  • PowerBeatsVR: Take a quick break and box to music
  • Maloka: Immersive mindfulness journey - breathwork, body scans and soundbaths
  • Ghost VRSE II: Try your hand at a medical device spinal surgery
  • Auscultation training: Listen to a virtual patient's heart and chest (Art and Practice of Medicine)
  • BeatSaber: Break from studying, to slash to beats and dance to the music
  • ZenVR: Meditate through instructor-led relaxation to improve your mental wellbeing
  • Intubation Training (Demo): Practice some basic intubation steps in this demonstration
  • Awake ECG: Go on an immersive journey through inner workings of the human heart's electrical signals and test your knowledge of how ECG measurements are performed (cardiovascular)
  • OpenBrush: Paint in 3D space, relax while making the room your canvas
  • Oxford Medical Simulation: Familiarize yourself in this virtual ER
  • Awake Heart: Explore the human heart through the lens of anatomy, physiology and electrical activity (AFCP and Cardiovascular)
  • Vertical Shift: Fly through arenas like you are a combination of ironman and spiderman
  • Nanome: Nanoscale Design - build and explore your own molecular structures or explore the intricacies of a DNA strand at a molecular level
  • YouTubeVR: Watch 360 videos of patient experiences, surgeries and physical exam flow (surgery, Art and Practice of Medicine) or take a study break by walking alongside waterfalls
  • I expect you to die: Take a break from studying to solve short spy mysteries
  • CPR Simulator: Refresh your CPR and AED skills (First Aid)

How to reserve a VR Head Set
The Quest 2 is available for loan to use inside the Collaborative Study or in the Kresge Reflection room on the 4th floor. The key to the reflection room can be accessed from the Kresge Circulation desk.
You can reserve the headset by using our reservation system

Drop In
If the system has not been reserved, OUWB students can drop by our office from 9-4 weekdays to checkout the headset. Loan times are for two hours per loan. Please return the headset during our office hours.

Getting Help on the Quest 2 Headset
Drop by our office to get help using or casting the Quest 2 or visit our VR Help for detailed information on how to use the quest and the apps installed on it.

iPads and Computers

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iPad Loans
The Medical Library has iPads with Study apps loaded for you to borrow. You can reserve an iPad by using our reservation system

Loan times are 2 hours and the iPads can be picked up in the Medical Library office from 9-4pm weekdays.

Students can also drop in to our office to checkout an iPad as long as there is availability.

  • Essential Anatomy 5: Essential Anatomy 5 is a full-featured anatomical reference app that includes MALE and FEMALE models, with 11 SYSTEMS and a total of 8,200 ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES
  • Radiology 2.0 A night in the ER: Approach and interpret CT scans ordered for common ED abdominal pathology
  • Michigan Histology: Learn or review histology with a comprehensive series of slides and test your knowledge of histological structures
  • UBC Radiology Teaching App: Increase your confidence in identifying normal anatomic structures and enhance your understanding of radiology
  • Other apps include Diagnosis apps, EKG, and FHR tracing apps in addition to medical literature apps for research

For a complete list of our iPad apps, please see our short iPad Apps Video

Computer Loans
The Medical Library has a macbook for loan that is loaded with the full version of EndNote.
Loans are for a period of one week and can be reserved by calling or emailing our office.

Peripherals and Cables

Forgotten something? The Medical Library has a collection of peripherals and cables you can borrow for the day. Just drop by our office from 9-4 weekdays to borrow an item.

Items Available

  • USB-C charging cables and blocks
  • iPad charging cables
  • iPhone and Android charging cables
  • HDMI to USB-C cables
  • Cat-5 to USB-C cables


The Medical Library has a selection of accessories for loan including:

  • Apple Pencil: 1 week loan
  • Happy Light (light therapy): For use in Collaborative Study
  • Presentation Mouse: 3 day loan
  • Noise Cancelling headphones: For use in Collaborative Study

All these items are available by visiting the Medical Library office from 9-4 on weekdays.