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This guide will guide universities and other enterprise SIMVANA customers through the process of converting existing SIMVANA PC based setups to a standalone solution.

Create a Meta Account

Each device requires it's own Meta account. If the same account attempts to run a VR app on multiple devices at once, both devices will exit the app. Each Meta account requires it's own email address.

  1. Visit Click "continue with email"
  2. Enter the email address you want to associate with this Meta account, click next.
    • Note for enterprise users: Meta requires a unique email address per Meta account.
  3. Click "Create new account"
  4. Over the next few screens, enter your Name and Birthdate, clicking next to proceed.
  5. Create a password for this Meta account
  6. Confirm your information and click "Create Account"
  7. You should get a confirmation code email in the inbox of the email address you entered above. Enter the confirmation code and click Continue
  8. You will be returned to the website
1. Visit Click "Continue with email"
2 Click "Create new Account"
3 Enter the email address you'd like to associate with this Meta account.
4 Enter the name for this Meta Account
5 Enter a birthday for this account.
6. Create a password for this account.
7. Confirm the details of this account.
8. Enter the confirmation code you received in the email inbox you entered in the previous steps.

Setup your Meta Horizon Profile

  1. Visit
  2. Advance through the setup, customizing the profile as you see fit.
1 Visit to begin setting up your Horizon profile
2 Set your horizon social settings (Solo is fine).
3 Review your settings.
4 Complete your Horizon profile setup.

Get the SIMVANA Anesthesia App on your Meta account

  1. Visit
  2. Press OK on the pop up that tells you this app is Available through App Lab
  3. Click the Get button.

If you get a pop up warning "Are you sure you want to buy this app?" click Continue. We will add a VR device to your account later in this process

2 Click the "Get" button to connect SIMVANA Anesthesia to your Meta Account.
3 Click continue. We will setup your device later.

Download Meta Quest App

  1. Download the Meta Quest app to your phone.
  2. Once installed, open the app.
  3. Login with your Meta account created above.
    • If you are setting up multiple headsets, you can logout of the app and log back in as a new account. Go to Menu > Log out (at the bottom of the page)
  4. In the Pair a new device window, select the device you are setting up.
  5. Advance through the setup until it asks for a PIN. Enter the PIN from the Begin Headset Setup section.
  6. Advance through the rest of the setup on the phone
  7. Once the PIN is accepted on your phone, the headset should advance to the next screen.
  8. Continue through the setup on the device until complete
1 In the app, click Continue with Email.
2 Enter the email address used above to create the Meta account.
3 Enter the confirmation code sent to the email address entered in the previous step.
4 Confirm login with Meta account.
5 Select the device you are setting up.
6 Enter the PIN displayed in your device (from the previous section)
8 Continue through the rest of the setup until complete.

Reset an existing SIMVANA headset

If you are an enterprise customer that already has a SIMVANA headset from us, you will need to reset the headset and attach it to the account created above to access SIMVANA Anesthesia as a standalone app.

  1. Unplug the headset from the laptop.
  2. Ensure the device is powered on.
  3. Put on the headset.
  4. Hold down the power and volume down button. Continue doing this until the Meta logo appears
  5. In the USB Update Mode screen, use the volume buttons to highlight the "Factory reset" option
  6. Click the power button to select "Factory Reset"
  7. Select the "Yes, erase and factory reset" option

For further help in performing a factory reset. Visit this Meta help page.

1 Hold down the power and volume down button to start a reset
2 Select factory reset from the menu.
Use the volume buttons to scroll up and down, and the power button to select.
3 Confirm the factory reset

Begin Headset Setup

Once the headset completes it's factory reset. You will need to perform an initial setup. While wearing the headset, advance through the setup steps. This will include:
  • Selecting a language
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi
  • Acknowledging safety notices
  1. Stop when you get to the Pair your headset with the Meta Quest app. Write down the PIN, it will be used in the next step

For further assistance with headset setup. Visit this meta help page.

1 Proceed with setup until you reach the Pairing page

Installation and Basic usage

If you are new to VR in general, we recommend checking these resources:

A video out on the basics of the Meta Quest 3:

Meta's documentation for getting started: