One of the most exciting projects we worked on this year was Level Up for the Safe Workers of Tomorrow. Level Up brings you to a world where workplace hazards are all around and it’s your job to fix them. The virtual experience helps you see how quickly a small thing, like an overstocked cupboard,
This is a project that I have been working on for nearly a year. For a long time I have been building computers, since before it was cool to own your own gaming rig. The first PC that I owned that I could call my own I had to put together myself, before that I had to time share with my family.. which for young Dan was not always the easiest task. While I was in highschool I took system building to an obsessive level and at one point had 30 computers in my basement, which I later donated to local schools.
Now that the big 3 VR HMDs are out it is time to talk about tracking. Some things work and some don’t. When you watch videos of any of the helmets it is easy to think they all work flawlessly, which obviously isn’t true.
I have been working with VR for a long time. I can turn around in my lab and see HMDs ranging from the HTC vive all the way back to the Oculus DK1. In that time there have been a lot of different attempts at input devices that have either become standard or kinda become forgotten about.