This week, developers found a way to bring roomscale to Google Daydream using the HTC Vive tracker, an AR headset is helping legally blind people to see and you can now have a piano duet with Google's AI!
This week has more augmented reality news than ever before, which is a great sign for 2017! We had a Magic Leap R&D test rig photo leaked, a look at a Magic Leap AR shopping patent, multiple demos of new ways to share HoloLens experiences and so much more! Oh, and Beyonce tried Magic Leap and thought it was boring.
Bringing your whole body into virtual reality with Immotionar
After a while with VR, you forget that your full body isn't being tracked... until you try to kick something, or you look down at your non-existent body. Immotionar is a group in Italy who are working on a way to enable full body tracking. Here's how it works and how developers can give it a go in their own apps.
The answer to finding revenue with virtual reality apps — immersive advertising
There is an answer to every virtual reality content creator’s biggest fear — revenue. It is still early days in the emerging VR/AR space, but one solution is worth considering if you're looking for a way to fund your application — immersive advertising.
Using virtual reality to help provide physical, mental and emotional relaxation
Virtual reality is perfect for immersing people in an entirely different, controlled experience. Sourabh Jain and Eddie Cranswick put their minds together and have been developing "Relax VR", a VR experience that guides you through relaxation meditation with natural environments and soothing music. Sourabh was nice enough to take some time out to share the Relax VR team's experience building for VR.
This week, we've got a new Boston Dynamics robotics video that's creeping people out, Starbucks announced a virtual assistant who'll be able to take your order on their app (and your Echo!) and you could get your very own open-source desktop robot arm!