26 Apr '17, 11am

VR Mech’s Missing Link: The Phone in Your Pocket https://t.co/3ySg9EKlvN

VR Mech’s Missing Link: The Phone in Your Pocket https://t.co/3ySg9EKlvN

In the process of making a homemade Mech Combat game that features robot-like piloted tanks capable of turning the cockpit independent of the direction of movement, [Florian] realized that while the concept was intuitive to humans, implementing it in a VR game had challenges. In short, when the body perceives movement but doesn’t feel the expected acceleration and momentum, motion sickness can result. A cockpit view that changes independently of forward motion exacerbates the issue. To address this, [Florian] wanted to use a swivel chair to represent turning the Mech’s “hips”. This would control direction of travel and help provide important physical feedback. He was considering a hardware encoder for the chair when he realized he already had one in his pocket: his iPhone. By making an HTML page that accesses the smartphone’s Orientation API, no app install was needed to s...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/04/26/vr-mechs-missing-link-the-...

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