LucidGloves: Mom said we have VR Gloves at home

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45m
Talk (half slot, Wineconf and FOSS XR only) FOSS XR Main Track

Speaker

Lucas De Bonet

Description

Is there anything you can do if there's a VR device you've always wanted to try but can't afford, since it's enterprise-only? One option is to just build it yourself.

This talk explores the viability of DIY alternatives for inaccessible VR technologies, through the story of the LucidGloves project. A project for open-source VR haptic gloves, with finger tracking and force feedback that can be built for just $60 a pair. Once just an idea during quarantine, now a reality in the hands of hundreds and viewed by millions online.

Learn about the benefits and obstacles to designing your own VR peripheral hardware, and the challenges of distributing DIY VR tech without the resources of a hardware company. Could a "DIY VR revolution" contribute to the push for a more open ecosystem for virtual reality?

Code of Conduct Yes
GSoC, EVoC or Outreachy No
For which conference do you send the proposal? FOSS XR 2022
In-person or virtual presentation In-person

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