Friday, 13 June 2014

We’ve seen virtual reality. It’s time to touch it




As I write this, there are VR tracking systems for most of your extremities. Stompz are little foot cuffs with sensors. PrioVR is a harness that fits around your wrists and elbows. Both are designed to work with headsets like the Oculus Rift, which many see as the current linchpin of virtual reality. But alongside these are companies whose work wasn’t conceived with the Rift in mind, focused on bringing your body into a virtual world. Some are new. Some have been here all along. And some are right here at E3, right next to the latest big-budget games that they want you to be able to touch as well as see.
Control VR is an older and, its founders claim, wiser project than something like PrioVR. Though it’s raising money on Kickstarter, it...
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