Getting Started

Follow these easy steps and start experiencing Virtual Reality in a whole new way. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Sit down on the VRGO

Sit Down

Sit safely on the VRGO with both feet firmly on the ground

Sit down on the VRGO

Turn on

Press the front button and pair to your PC or mobile over Bluetooth

Sit down on the VRGO

Select Input

Choose between 4 movement controller modes to suit your VR games and experiences

Sit down on the VRGO

Uncoupled VR

Download our PC demo and learn how to use the VRGO with handsfree controllers

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the VRGO?

VRGO is the most intuitive and consumer friendly hands free movement controller for virtual reality. It combines simple responsive control with flawless design enabling you to unlock deeper levels of immersion by bringing you closer to reality whilst in VR.

It's no secret that one of the biggest issues currently facing the VR industry is that of movement within the Virtual world.

Moving away from stick yaw control, w,a,s,d, and mouse inputs and towards hands free alternatives, we can unlock new experiences that allow for deeper levels of presence. Sadly past efforts to provide a device that reaches these high standards have proven to be clunky, unresponsive, expensive and simply not practical for the average home. Until now.

The VRGO can connect wirelessly to both PC/MAC and cell phone HMD headsets via Bluetooth, it's low latency and universal adoption ensures the most responsive hands free experience.

It can connect at the touch of a button as both keyboard and mouse or joypad input. This means it will work on all platforms and on any game that have either of these input options.

The feeling of complete presence in VR is the ultimate goal. Being able to move freely and bring your hands into the virtual world are the key component to this. The VRGO allows for hands free movement enabling the use of other devices such as the Leap Ootion and Oculus Touch.

How does it work?

VRGO has been designed to complement the natural locomotion of your body. During movement, the human body naturally inclines towards the direction it’s travelling. VRGO’s tilt-to-move system correlates to these natural movements. To move within the virtual world, you simply lean in the desired direction of travel. This allows for a full and organic range of movement and rotation in any direction.

Through lots of testing we have found the perfect sensitively for activating motion through tilt. A gentle tilt of the chair forward or backward will start motion and a tilt to the left or right will act as a strafe.

When using joypad control, the VRGO works with analog range (the more you tilt the faster you go) while keyboard can only accommodate walk and sprint. The VRGO will emulate both of these inputs.

The default yaw motion is set greater than 1:1 so that a small movement on the chair will act as a larger movement in VR. This limits the chance of potential HMD wires becoming tangled and minimizes the effort required to rotate. However, this sensitivity can be changed within input device game setting options to suit your needs.

What's inside the chair?

Inside the VRGO is an Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnometer to get the chair working as a motion controller within Unity. You can also open up the device and use it as storage for your HMD, plugs, adaptors, headphones etc.

What is the size of the chair?

The height of the VRGO is 17 inches, which is slightly lower than an average chair height. The lower centre of gravity is for stability when turning and ensures the player has his or her feet firmly on the floor. The chair width is 18.5 inches in diameter and the seat pad is 11 inches wide.

Are there any weight restrictions?

The shell is made from a very strong fibreglass material that can withstand high pressure. The centre ring is a silicone H section that is glued onto the bottom half. When both halves are joined, the egg shape makes for a naturally strong structure.

What's the tech spec?

  • Material - Aircraft grade composite. Light and strong
  • Self righting - Always self rights when tilted over for added stability
  • Storage Space - Internal storage space for your HMD
  • Bluetooth - Low latency
  • Wireless - Use the VRGO anywhere with your mobile HMD
  • Battery life - 5 hours of continuous play
  • Charging port - Micro usb charging port to charge battery
  • Virtual joystick - Connects as either joypad or keyboard/mouse
  • Weight - 4 kilograms
  • Height - 17 Inches
  • Low friction base - easily spin 360 degrees on any surface

What games will work on the VRGO?

You will be able to play any game with the VRGO if they allow for keyboard or joypad input and they can be connected to a HMD. This includes Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR.

If you are using an Oculus Rift, some games can be made Rift-compatible with a 3rd party driver. The most commonly used is vorpeX.

We have started to build up a list of games that will work with the VRGO allow other to input into the list if we have missed any out.

Does it work with Xbox or Playstation consoles?

The VRGO is only compatible with PC, Mac and mobile phone games at this stage but we are working on bringing it to PSVR.

Buy Now

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Development

Want to play around with the code? See just how far you can push the hardware here

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Returns

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

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If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@vrgochair.com.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@vrgochair.com and send your item to: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, T Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom.

Gifts

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

Shipping

To return your product, you should mail your product to: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, T Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

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