Story of the week: Haptic Turk lets you fly a handglider

We’ve seen a lot of Oculus Rift applications pop up lately, but this one’s quite extraordinary. Haptic Turk allows for a truly immersive gaming experience with full rotational freedom and even special effects by… letting your friends hold you up, push you around and spray water in your face. (more…)


Story of the Week: The best computer interface? Maybe … your hands

So this week an interesting video popped up in my YouTube feed. It’s a TED talk from James Patten, an interaction designer, inventor and visual artist whose work lies at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds.


Story of the week: Charity helps disabled gamer complete GTA V

Lee is a British gamer, but due to his spinal muscular atrophy, he was no longer able to play his video games. The Special Effect charity designed and developed a customised equipment setup for him, so he can control the game using his chin and his fingers. This allowed him to play and complete GTA V, something he thought he would never be able to do. (more…)