Catching a Real Ball While in a Virtual World

Interacting with real objects while in virtual reality poses certain challenges. Disney has come up with a system that allows users to accurately catch a real ball while in a virtual environment. Here is how it works:

More items like this: here

we track the projectile motion of a ball as it is being tossed between users. Using Unscented Kalman Filtering, we generate predictive estimates of the ball’s motion as it approaches the catcher. The predictive assistance visualizations effectively increases the user’s senses but can also alter the user’s strategy in catching.

More information about this project is available here.

*Our articles may contain aff links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Please read our disclaimer on how we fund this site.
Read more:
Tempi Smart Wearable Thermometer [iOS/Android]

Meet the Tempi: an elegant wearable device that serves as a thermometer, so will always have a way to figure...

BoneAid Cast: Better Solution for Broken Body Parts?

Recovering from broken legs, arms, and other fractures can take some time. Until now, you needed fraction fixation boards to...

Smartbe Intelligent Stroller Follows You

Meet Smartbe: an intelligent baby stroller that moves with you and keeps a safe distance. It has a motion control...

Close