Virtual Reality

Students Develop VR Campus Tour of Lehigh U

A group of students at Lehigh University (LU) have created a virtual reality (VR) app that allows potential students to tour the campus from their mobile devices.

Vertra offers a 360-degree view of LU’s buildings, laboratories, Greek houses as well as popular off-campus attractions.

“The app arose from a group project for an entrepreneurship class taught by professors Joshua Ehrig and James Peterson,” according to a report from The Brown and White, LU’s student newspaper. “The project was originally going to be on virtual reality concert streaming, but the creators wanted to make a product people would need instead.”

Vertra’s creators – students Asanté Asiedu, Nick Zambas and Alex Spiezio – are in talks with other universities to create similar products for their campuses.

To view the VR campus tour, visit the Vertra site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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