KAT Walk Mini To Begin Kickstarter Soon, VR Locomotion To Follow
“Walking and running in VR will not only skyrocket your step score on your trusty Fitbit, exercise even in small bursts can boost your brain, enhance coordination with consistent use, and will shed those love handles. Run forward or backward, squat, lunge, and turn around in 360-degrees; the only thing you can’t do in KAT VR omnidirectional treadmills is jumping.
Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality
The demo at the show was basic but worked. The driver in VR had seemingly complete control over the vehicle and managed to drive it, live but slowly, around a private lot. He navigated around a van, drove a few hundred feet and parked the car.
Ghost doesn’t just run ARKit/ARCore apps inside a headset, though. Helfenstein has developed Ghost OS, which features several applications, including the ability to mirror any macOS application from a computer as a virtual AR windows.
Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking
Project North Star isn’t a new consumer headset, nor will Leap Motion be selling a version to developers at this point. Instead, the company is releasing the necessary hardware specifications and software under an open source license next week.
Looxid Labs has a technology for reading your emotions using a combination of eye tracking and brain wave-detection.
Looxid has made a mobile VR headset with all this built in, but it’s also created attachments that can slot onto the HTC Vive – a crowd of EEG sensors for the forehead, and eye trackers under the lenses – which deliver the same experience.
Exiii is Developing Two Haptic Gloves with Different Approaches to Force Feedback
When users reach out to touch virtual objects, the motors can twist the hand to simulate an opposing force. The company says actions like pressing virtual buttons and even the kick of a virtual gun can be effectively simulated.