By Liza Kolev (Spring 2023)


syGlass is a scientific visualization VR tool launched by NIH Innovation Grant.  It  was initially designed for West Virginia's neursocience researchers, overcoming a major problem they faced: complex and large datasets viewing neurons and their connections across scales of resolution. 

The recommended PC attributes are as follows:

In terms of head set compatibility, any VR headset that connects to your PC should work (like HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, or Windows Mixed Reality Headsets). Check the site for updates on these compatibility requirements.

You can download the free version called syGlass View either from the site or from the Steam store.

Important Info


Accessibility: The estimated time for someone to setup and start visualizing data in syGlass View -- 5 min max once gone through the tutorial

Usage:  Evaluation of software's use for the following purposes


User Support

Final Thoughts


SyGlass, 2023