Requirements & Specifications Needed to Run Embodied Labs VR Desktop App

While we offer completely assembled Embodied Labs VR kits for lease with your subscription, you may opt to use your own hardware instead. Here are the requirements to get started with Embodied Labs:


  1. VR-Ready PC
  2. Supported VR Headsets
  3. Leap Motion Controller with VR Mount
  4. Optional Accessories


  1. Embodied Labs Subscription
  2. Embodied Labs VR Desktop App

VR-Ready PC

You can use the Windows Mixed Reality minimum requirements/specs from Microsoft as a starting point.

  • Intel Core i5, i7, Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5, equivalent or better. AMD Ryzen 5 equivalent or better.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700, equivalent or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM or more
  • 1x Display Port 1.3
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C with power delivery (or included power adapter)
  • Windows 10 May 2019 update or later

VR Headsets

Fully supported headsets:

  • Windows Mixed Reality
    • HP Reverb G1
    • HP Reverb G2
    • Samsung HMD Odyssey+

      Photo of a black HP Reverb G2 virtual reality headset

Note: The Embodied Labs leased kits currently ship with the HP Reverb G2 headsets (pictured above).

Partially supported headsets:

    • VIVE / VIVE Pro
  • Steam
    • Valve Index

Note: While Embodied Labs will generally run successfully for VIVE, VIVE Pro, and Valve Index, we currently do not actively develop and test specifically for these headsets. Support and troubleshooting may be limited.

Deprecated headsets:

  • Oculus 
    • Rift / Rift S

Note: Oculus/Meta has officially discontinued production and support for their Rift and Rift S headsets as of Spring 2021. While Embodied Labs has previously worked on the Rift platform, we have since deprecated our support and development for these headsets as well. The Embodied Labs desktop VR app may still run on Oculus Rift but with limited performance. Please use at your own discretion.

Leap Motion Controller with VR Mount

Rather than use the standard controllers that come with headsets, Embodied Labs uses a Leap Motion Controller hand tracking sensor from Ultraleap to allow more natural and intuitive hand interactions with our experiences. 

It mounts on the front of your headset and connects to your PC via a cable.Leap Motion Controller mounted to the front of a black VR headset

You will need the following:

  • Leap Motion Controller
  • Leap Motion VR Developer Mount for VR Headsets
  • (Optional) A longer micro USB-B to USB-A cable

The Ultraleap website offers a few resellers.

Optional Accessories

Embodied Labs Subscription & Desktop VR App

  • Please ensure you have a valid Embodied Labs subscription. To start your subscription, please contact our sales team.
  • Once you have your subscription, visit this guide to download the Embodied Labs Desktop VR App.


Have a question about the requirements? Please contact our support team.