Tagged: Motion controller

Google’s Daydream VR motion controller to be shipped this fall

Daydream motion controller 2

Daydream – Google’s Android –powered VR platform announced at the I/O conference has raised hopes of consumers who want to have refined experience of virtual world. This fall, the world awaits smartphones that support all Daydream features. But in the meanwhile, a motion controller with the headset wear has made people curious what it actually does. We already know about Google’s ‘Cardboard’ and existing VR platform, but new motion controller sounds interesting. Read More…

Interview: William Provancher, creator of Reactive Grip motion controller

Interview William Provancher creator of Reactive Grip motion controller

It has been a while since we acquainted you with Reactive Grip, a motion controller with tactile feedback for playing RPG games with swords or knifes. Since then a lot of improvements have been made to the Reactive Grip since it was first revealed  at Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2013 and now it is all set to hit Kickstarter soon (by the end of October). It is lighter and slimmer with the addition of ergonomically integrated trigger, thumbstick and buttons. The feedback of this motion controller has got even better and it is compatible with Sixense STEM tracking system with mounting options for trackers such as Razer Hydra. The controller is 7.25 inches (19 cm) as compared to the 11 inch (28 cm) height of the previous Reactive Grip.  So, it was high time we got a personal one-on-one view of what William Provancher has to say about this cool technology and the subsequent product created using it. We got the chance to get an exclusive interview with William Provancher, Associate Professor at University of Utah and the creator of Reactive Grip from Tactical Haptics, and here is how it went.

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Is Sixense Hydra 2 wireless motion tracking controller on the cards?

Sixense Entertainment wireless motion tracking controller and software development kit

There is a good news for Razer Hydra gaming controller enthusiasts as Sixense Entertainment (developer of PlayStation Move controller for Portal 2) is working on developing wireless motion tracking controller and software development kit (SDK). With support for Oculus Rift and the content created for Sixense-developed Razer Hydra motion controller, this new announcement will surely bring a smile to developer’s face and not to mention the gamers. This wireless tracking development kit can be deemed as the next Hydra 2 and it provides an amazing 6 degree of freedom tracking that is capable of determining the correct position of controller and the orientation.
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