VR•ology was founded in late 2014 and like many others in the industry our business began as nothing more than a passion for wanting to share virtual reality (VR) with the world.
Our mission is to simplify the learning curve so everyone can enjoy immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences.
We are based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and we have been following the virtual reality and immersive media/computing industry for the past 4+ years. We experienced VR first hand back in the early ’90s and we are happy to see that the technology is now ready for prime time. We are active members and volunteers for the non-profit BostonVR meetup group where we help demonstrate this technology to those looking to learn more. We are very excited for what’s to come over the next few years!
We believe there are 3 categories that will help drive virtual reality adoption and allow everyone to experience this exciting technology and evolving medium. These categories have become our core business pillars: Learn, Connect, Experience.
Our vision is to solve problems and reduce friction points within these categories. To simplify the learning curve by connecting people to learning resources, people to people, people to the very best immersive VR experiences.
We believe that mobile and out-of-home virtual reality is how most people today will experience VR for the first time. And in November of 2015 we experienced the first hurdle with mobile VR adoption. The Samsung Gear VR was just released, however, issues with the comfort of the Gear VR’s face pad cushion began to rise. The dissatisfaction with comfort prevented people from using their device for more than a few minutes. Lens fog was also an issue reported by many.
The growing number of Healthcare and therapeutic companies experimenting with VR also observed the same discomfort with their patients. Patients are typically in VR experiences for more than a couple minutes, and some are already suffering from pain due to disease or injury. These companies require a solution to improve comfort for their patients while also eliminating sanitary issues.
Our first challenge was born. If people couldn’t tolerate wearing or using the Gear VR due to comfort, fogging, and sanitary issues, then adoption of immersive technology could possibly slow across the consumer and healthcare markets.
Our objective was clear. Develop new, high-quality machine washable replacement VR face pads for the Samsung Gear VR device which improves comfort, breathability, and decreases sanitary issues.
We now manufacture and sell the only high-quality, machine washable Samsung Gear VR microfleece face pad for the consumer market as well as focused industries like Healthcare. Since officially launching our face pads in May 2016, we have sold thousands around the world, and we have received wonderful feedback from our happy customers.
We want to thank you for all your support, and for being part of the [r]evolution of virtual reality!