Using Second Life in 2013 – Online Chatting with an Avatar

Using Second Life in 2013 – Online Chatting with an Avatar

Are there still people using Second Life? Yes there are, if you know where to look. The virtual world craze has died down over the last few years but if you’re late to the party, you can still have some fun on sites like Second Life. Social sites like Facebook allow you to chat with […]

Virtual Reality Technology 10: Atlas, Real Life Holodeck Technology

Atlas Real Life Holodeck Technology

Atlas is on it’s way and will bring an affordable holodeck into our living rooms. Star Trek fans should be overjoyed to hear that we can finally step into and explore our fantasy worlds. VR is stepping up in a big way and this Kickstarter project will allow gamers to

Virtual Reality Technology 9: Leap Motion Gesture Controller

Leap Motion Gesture Controller

Leap Motion is a motion sensing device that takes what the Kinect attempted to do on Xbox 360, but refined it for use in a variety of other areas. This miniature device allows for touchless control of your computer by sensing motions made above it with a

Virtual Reality Technology 7: Tactical Haptics Motion Controller with Reactive Grip Feedback

Tactical Haptics Motion Controller with Reactive Grip Feedback

Tactical Haptics is a company founded by Professor William Provancher earlier this year. They hope to bring their own version of haptic feedback, called Reactive Grip, to the market. Early viewings of this technology show a lot of potential, but I’m especially interested

Virtual Reality Technology 4: ARAIG Gaming Feedback Suit

ARAIG haptic feedback suit vitual reality technology(2)

As far as virtual reality technology goes, this is one device I hadn’t considered. For a truly immersive experience, you’d obviously need some haptic feedback but it’s an interesting and, now that I’ve had time to think about it, very necessary direction to go in.

Virtual Reality Technology 3: Delta Six Lifelike Gun Controller

delta six lifelike gun controller vitual reality technology

The next step for fully immersive virtual reality is the inclusion of a controller that acts the way it would in real life. This is where the Delta Six’s lifelike gun controller steps in. This controller could take FPS games a step further into reality with it’s motion controlling and tracking capabilities.