Business case

6D lab.

6D lab is a Spanish company that started developping HMDs and extended its activity to development of VR software.
Here is how 6D lab integrated the 3dRudder as a motion controller into a VR emergency training.


Sabela Reig

Unreal Engine Architect

Sabela Reig works with 6D lab, a Spanish company that specializes in the VR industry. 6D lab started by developing HMDs before extending its activity to the development of VR software. 6D lab now is the expert in VR emergency simulation training and risk prevention at work.

6D lab recently developped a VR application for the MAPFRE Fundation - a non-profit organization created by the insurance company - whose objective was to simulate an arson case and observe people's reaction in virtual reality.

The project

We worked on this project along with Fundación Mapfre whose main focus is on accident prevention. The idea of the project was to simulate a situation of emergency - in this case an arson in a large building - and to study the behavior of different groups of people. In the project we developed, an alarm rings, you get instructions, and the goal is to observe how quick people react, if they pay attention to safety signs, how much time they need to get out of the building, etc. In total, it took 10 months for the project to see light. It started in March of 2017 and was released in December of 2017.
At first we used the HTC Vive controllers. We tried with free locomotion and with teleportation. Then, we were introduced to the 3dRudder.

The 3dRudder is an innovative device, very intuitive and it enables a comfortable use of VR. I also appreciate its handy size and its economical price.

When I first heard of the 3dRudder, I was interested and wanted to know more about it. I then had a demo and I liked it. We decided to integrate it into our VR experience because we feel that the device brings a series of benefits to the user: it's intuitive, it allows a comfortable using, it frees the hands of the users for more interaction as they move with their feet, and motion sickness is reduced.
It’s an innovative device, very intuitive and it enables a comfortable use of VR. I also appreciate its handy size. I think the 3dRudder can have a strong impact on the VR market as it is a very innovative motion controller. 3dRudder are pioneers and in a market in which, to this day, everything is pretty costly, the 3dRudder is a very economical device. For these reasons I can see a bright future for the 3dRudder.


Integration was very easy with the Software Development Kit that was provided by 3dRudder. I did not have any problem during the development phase. Then, when I first tried to build the project, an error occurred. I shared that with the 3dRudder's team and they helped me identify the issue: I did not use the supported version of Visual Studio. I corrected this and it fixed the issue.