PaneoVR Immersive Video Training Toolkit

Create 360°-VR Scenarios

The authoring tool created as part of the ViRDiPA research project offers the possibility to easily combine recorded 360° videos to complex scenarios for use on VR glasses. The results can range from simple VR tours to specialised training scenarios.
For this purpose, PaneoVR consists of two connected applications, a web application that can be used in the web browser to manage/create scenarios and a VR app for use on VR glasses.

The VR scenarios created are based on the composition of various recorded 360° videos that, when linked together, create a logical connection, similar to a room tour (e.g. I am standing in a room, click on the door and end up in the hallway – two recorded videos were thus linked here).

This basic idea is extended by different types of interaction, such as talking to people or using objects. However, all these different interaction possibilities that can be carried out later in the virtual space are usually based on the fact that there is a corresponding video that depicts the associated reaction.

In addition, the tool offers the possibility of integrating separate images and sound files alongside the linking of videos in order to enrich the recorded video with further content afterwards.

Further Information about the ViRDiPA research project and sample projects created by the nursing schools participating in the project under:

Update Prototype v1.3 (15.11.23)

PaneoVR App

  1. Performance Verbesserungen
  2. Version für Pico Neo3 und 4 auf aktuellen Stand gebracht
  3. Desktop (Web-) Version verfügbar

PaneoVR Authoring Tool

  1. Umzug auf neue Domain

Ausblick für Update 1.4

  • Multiplayer Funktionalität verfügbar

Update Prototype v1.1 (02.05.23)

PaneoVR App

  1. PaneoVR Player noch funktionsfähig, aber outdated. Verschwindet mit dem nächsten Update.
  2. Menüflächen und andere Elemente grafisch überarbeitet
  3. Nicht mehr unterstützter “Komplexer” Modus ohne WebApp Anbindung wurde entfernt
  4. Ladebildschirme für weichere Übergänge integriert
  5. Szenarioliste wird nicht mehr doppelt geladen
  6. Hinweise und Auswahlfelder in Szenarien rotieren nun mit der Blickrichtung
  7. Anzeige von Bildern verbessert
  8. JPG Bilder werden korrekt geladen
  9. Interaktionsstrahlen der Hände auf einen aktiven Strahl reduziert
  10. Handmodelle verbessert
  11. Controller geben nun Vibrationsfeedback bei Buttons und anderen Elementen
  12. Performance Verbesserungen

PaneoVR Authoring Tool

  1. Erlaubte Dateigröße für hochgeladene Videos auf 20GB angehoben

Web Authoring Tool Access

The prototypes language is currently limited to german. The prototype is freely accessible, but features such as the forgot password function are not functional, yet. Please pay attention to your user data when creating an account. Register yourself inside the webapp and use this login inside the meta quest app as well.

PaneoVR App for Meta Quest

The PaneoVR app is available in the Meta/Oculus App Lab and accessible via the following links. PaneoVR Player is a sub version of the full app and limited to viewing/using content while the full app also supports editing scenarios.

PaneoVR App for Pico

The PaneoVR app is available for Pico Neo3 and Pico 4 Headsets. The APK is accessible via the following links. PaneoVR Player is a sub version of the full app and limited to viewing/using content while the full app also supports editing scenarios.

Tutorials (german only)

Unsure how to install an app via the Meta/Oculus App Lab? Click here.

Explore the basic usage and synergy between PaneoVR web and vr app in
basics #1 and basics #2

Discover the possibilities of different interaction types.

Responsible Investigators

Leonard Meyer, M.Sc.


Prof. Dr. Thies Pfeiffer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thies Pfeiffer