Virtual Experiences Laboratory

Full Body Driving Simulator

Authors: Michael Bottone

Date: Mar 14, 2016 (8 years ago)

Tags: hapticskinectreconstructionsimulatorvr

Michael Bottone's thesis project, which uses a Microsoft Kinect to bring a real-time 3D reconstruction of the driver's body into a virtual car viewed through an HTC Vive. Research has shown that this approach may provide cognitive benefits for users, as they can better attend to driving and not have to attend to the lack of visual cues about hand-positions when performing activities such as shifting gears.