5-6 October 2022
University of St Thomas Opus Hall
US/Central timezone
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LucidGloves: Mom said we have VR Gloves at home

5 Oct 2022, 17:40
20m
Schulze Hall ( University of St Thomas Opus Hall)

Schulze Hall

University of St Thomas Opus Hall

46 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Main Track Afternoon session

Speaker

Lucas De Bonet (LucidVR)

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?

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