Mo-Cap and VR Consultants Staff As much as Create First VR Bumper Automotive



GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Qualisys, a number one supplier of movement seize expertise and 3D monitoring programs and VR specialists HolodeckVR, have teamed as much as develop the world’s first digital actuality bumper automotive. The attraction was unveiled this month on the Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn theme park in Nuremberg, Germany. Guests are immersed in a wild west sort enviornment whereas “driving” their Steampunk VR Scooter.

Qualisys has delivered a multi-camera Miqus mo-cap system for the autos, involving the low latency monitoring of 80 targets with tons of of markers within the quantity. The corporate’s partnership with HolodeckVR solved a long-standing challenge round how greatest to introduce mocap expertise into VR sights. The standard of Qualisys monitoring programs, together with its distinctive “daisy-chain” digicam set-up, means many cameras may be related simply regardless of the complicated and demanding setting of a large-scale VR expertise.

HolodeckVR developed its Steampunk VR Scooter alongside German digital actuality journey specialist VR Coaster. Collectively they’ve taken interactive digital actuality to a completely new stage. Steampunk is extra thrilling and extra immersive than any driving simulator or arcade online game. The attraction makes use of all options that VR has to supply. The perceived pace of the autos is far quicker than actual bumper vehicles, the sector is far greater, and it’ll lead the drivers previous steep cliffs and big abysses.

Visitors is not going to solely compete in opposition to one another, but in addition in opposition to big robotic enemies that can confront the drivers. These may be defeated with teamwork and by making the most of the numerous extras and upgrades that may be picked up by gamers all through the sport.

Dr. Stephan Otto, co-founder of HolodeckVR, is happy in regards to the launch, commenting, “The imaginative and prescient of VR bumper vehicles has been in our heads for a very long time, and our assessments from final yr confirmed what is feasible. Qualisys mocap expertise was the lacking piece within the jigsaw. With their assist, Steampunk VR Scooter has turn into a actuality and adjusted the normal bumper vehicles expertise ceaselessly.”

“It is a implausible achievement for HolodeckVR, VR Coaster and all people at Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn,” mentioned Martin Holmberg, senior movement seize specialist at Qualisys. “We’re delighted to be part of this groundbreaking new expertise, and it exhibits that Qualisys continues to make nice strides within the leisure and VR sectors.”  

Supply: Qualisys

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