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Go from the lab to mixed and virtual reality.

Conduct high-level academic, clinical and commercial research in the most immersive virtual environments. Build true-to-life digital recreations of any setting for any type of research.

Use VR for research and gain meaningful behavioral insights with a level of accuracy you would expect from real-world studies, but without the considerable research costs.

vr for research

Recreate real-world research in VR/XR without high costs.

Research professionals can easily create any true-to-life environment for advanced clinical, academic, or commercial studies.

You can now match the exact feeling and conditions of real-world studies, allowing you to gain meaningful behavioral insights when conducting research in XR/VR without the impracticalities and high costs.

Read our blog posts:

How To Do Eye Tracking Studies in Virtual Reality?

Read this blog post to learn how you can easily run eye tracking research in virtual reality without requiring any development skills.

The Benefits of VR Eye Tracking for Conducting Research

Read this post to learn why and how researchers can benefit from eye tracking in VR.

6 Examples of Immersive Research Conducted Using Varjo Headsets

This blog details six examples of recent research conducted using Varjo headsets across different disciplines.

Get the most complete insights into human behavior.

Combine our high-accuracy eye tracking data with biometric data from another platform to measure human behavior and cognitive load with unmatched precision and reliability. This gives you the most complete and full human insights available anywhere in the world.

Varjo provides the world’s highest-speed eye tracker (200 Hz) integrated into an XR/VR headset. Study even the smallest eye movements like saccade velocities and fixation duration with research-grade accuracy and precision. Gain deep, reliable and immediate insights into what your subjects see and experience at a level never seen before.

Most advanced XR and VR for research

Unique features for high-fidelity immersive studies

  • Industry-leading clarity with dual 4Kx4K displays and up to 51 pixels per degree resolution
  • 120×105-degree field of view to see large objects in the full frame
  • Blend photorealistic virtual and real content seamlessly with dual 20 Mpx video pass-through cameras
  • 90 Hz screen refresh rate allows dynamic content to run smoothly
  • Capture even the smallest eye movement with Varjo’s integrated eye tracking at 200 Hz

Industry leaders and pioneers already choose Varjo's XR and VR for research.

“The resolution provided by Varjo means that our customers can now utilize simulated research environments instantly, with a fraction of the cost compared to building real ones.”

– iMotions

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“The precise eye tracking and human-eye resolution available only in Varjo’s headsets are necessary requirements for companies to increase trainees’ immersion and capture actionable data.”

– Tony Bevilacqua, Founder & CEO of Cognitive3D

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“With Varjo’s integrated eye tracking, we can understand the relevance of the analysis and results. It adds a crucial layer of capability and trustworthiness to our user research.”

– Casper Wickman, Technical Leader at Volvo Cars

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Total compatibility with the world’s most popular 3D software

Varjo’s next-generation mixed and virtual reality headsets are fully compatible with a rapidly expanding collection of the most widely used 3D platforms and analytics software, including Unity, Unreal Engine, OpenXR 1.0, iMotions, and Cognitive3D.
Compatible applications - VR for research

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Natural immersion in virtual and mixed reality

Varjo XR and VR headsets enable an incredibly natural experience, thanks to their incredible visual quality and a 120 degree horizontal and 105 degree vertical field of view.

In Varjo XR-4, the video pass-through enables creating immersive scenarios where you can blend reality, AR and virtual reality seamlessly for a true mixed reality experience. The headset’s depth awareness enables natural hand, object and people occlusion.

Stay comfortably immersed for longer

Automatic Inter-Pupillary Distance, ultra-wide, full-dome aspheric lenses, and the highest resolution displays available make everything instantly sharper and smoother – reducing eye strain and simulator sickness for your research subjects.

Our headsets have optimized device weight-balance with Varjo’s new zero-gravity fit and quick release feature to enable longer, more immersive sessions in total comfort.

Varjo XR-4
Mixed reality practically indistinguishable from natural sight

Meet the Varjo XR-4 Series

Through the fusion of its highest-resolution displays, foveated capture stream, advanced LiDAR depth sensing and camera sensors, all of which mimic the function of the human eye, the Varjo XR-4 series offers virtual and mixed reality experiences practically indistinguishable from natural sight.

Read our insights on VR/XR for research:

E-Book: Beyond the Books – A Guide to VR/XR for Academic Use Power Your Research and Education


Mar 18, 2024

Apply to the Varjo Academic Discount Program

Company News

Sep 1, 2023

Varjo: A Researcher’s Guide to VR, XR, and Eye Tracking

E-Book: A Researcher’s Guide to VR, XR, and Eye Tracking


Sep 1, 2021