Access VitaSim Author directly on your headset

If you’re using the Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2 headset, you can now gain access to VitaSim Author directly through your headset, without using SideQuest or a connection to a computer. The process requires that you “apply” for access from us, and after we grant you access, the app will become available directly in your app library. This will ensure a smoother and simpler entryway to your VitaSim Author experience.

To gain access, follow these five steps: 

Send an e-mail to with the following information: 

Email subject: 

Email content: 

AppLab Access

a) Oculus user e-mail (the one the headset is logged in to)
b) Your full name 
c) Your 
contact information

Email subject: AppLab Access

Email content: 
a) Oculus user e-mail  
b) your full name 
c) your personal or institutional
contact information

Wait for us to add you to the user list (can take up to 24 hours)

Accept invitation by clicking on link in email or logging into your Oculus Account

Make sure the headset is in Developer mode

(If not, change the setting using the Oculus App connected to your headset. Then, restart the headset) 

Install VitaSim Author from Home in the headset (found under All Apps)

Granting access can take up to 24 Hours

The application will not appear unless the headset has internet access

Only available for Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets

You can always find the latest VitaSim updates and guides here