While the press was on the lookout for VR’s “killer app” at GDC 2015, the key game developer conference of the year, the WorldViz team was interested in promising technologies for use in enterprise VR. We were again impressed with Sixense’s STEM system, a wireless tracked hand-controller. According to UPLOADVR, a community of VR enthusiasts we’ve sponsored in the past, Sixense is currently shipping its STEM developer kits to their sponsors.
Clearly, the Valve-HTC Vive HMD system is making waves. It brings to the industry an emphasis on vertical field of view (dual portrait mounted WQHD screens) and a tracking technique that is rumored to be based on laser speckle. Both developments offer a fresh opportunity to expand the capabilities of applications for both consumer and professional virtual reality applications alike.
WorldViz’s R&D team carefully evaluates new VR devices against professional application quality standards. Once a device passes our testing stage, support for that device is then quickly added to Vizard’s long list of integrated devices.