Virtual Experiences Laboratory

VR Wheelchair Simulator

Date: Mar 14, 2017 (7 years ago)

Tags: accessibilityhapticssimulatorvr

This simulator, shown below in unfinished form, was the product of a 2017 Engineering Capstone Design project to build an input and output device in the form of a wheelchair. The resulting product uses two gear-motors and provides an interface to Unity3D. A virtual wheelchair was also created that uses the simulator to explore virtual worlds, with input from wheel rotation and haptic feedback delivered through the motors.