The Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Unit (VARBU) of the Center for Computer-Aided Design provides virtual reality (VR) services to the University of Iowa community and the public. Virtual reality has become a commodity in everyday life; head-mounted displays, VR sets, mixed and augmented reality, and CAVE virtual environments are just a few of the many devices and systems that have become popular.

The VARBU was founded on the premise of enabling easy access to the technology along with an effortless development cycle. Whether you have a research project that requires VR interaction and visualization or you would like to develop an app for your own idea, our professional team of 3D artists, VR software programmers, and VR hardware engineers is here to assist you.