AR, Tech News & Awesome Games

A tech & research blog from Costas Boletsis (PhD Research Fellow, Gjøvik University College, Norway)

Tag: virtual reality

Project Tango

Google’s Project Tango seems like a very interesting and promising take on mobile 3D tracking and perception…

Segway VR simulator using Oculus Rift DK2, Wii Balance Board & Kinect

A very interesting project: developing a Segway simulator in Virtual Reality space, utilising the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (= the Segway board) and the Microsoft Kinect (= player hand movements) for interaction purposes.

The interaction works smoothly and it feels like the real thing. The navigation space is the Tuscany villa Oculus Demo.

Nicely done!

Google Cardboard: experience VR in a simple, fun, and affordable way


Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone. It is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR.

Got the Google Cardboard for Christmas and just gave it a try. Definitely, I got my money’s worth (appr. 20$), it was easy setting it up and its performance was more than decent.

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