The VEMI (Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction) Laboratory, founded by Dr. Richard Corey and Dr. Nicholas Giudice in 2008, is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine.

The VEMI Lab is an educational, research, and development facility based on a collaborative model where faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students from across more than a dozen disciplines learn about scientific research and creative problem solving. VEMI instills the technical skills needed for the development of the latest virtual and augmented reality, mobile, and haptic technologies. The Lab also focuses on the fundamentals needed for human subject research and education. 

Our mission is to conduct world-class research and to provide students with the training they need to be leaders in today’s IT workforce or research-driven careers.


Your donations are what help to keep VEMI afloat; all donations are used to support students within the Lab and are tax deductible! 

Thank you for supporting VEMI and its students. 


Senator Angus King and VEMI Lab Director of Operations Dr. Richard Corey using an HMD to explore virtual environments created here at VEMI
Pictured above is the VEMI Lab Director Dr. Richard Corey demonstrating some of the Lab’s virtual environments to Senator Angus King.