Happy New Years everyone!
Here is an inside look at our brand new education simulation platform
for Oculus Rift DK2 and Unity3D.
It's such an amazing experience to take several years of our work (we have 40+ hours of education simulations & games) and make them work seamlessly in Oculus Rift DK2.
You can now see our first public demo here:
Making it work was not a simple task. We struggled a lot with motion sickness for the students (and my girlfriend had to go through quite some motion sickness induced headaches to help us get to this final solution - I could not have done it without her
Finding a good way to solve the challenges of a great VR user experience, such as movement, cursor focus, reading inside VR etc. took several weeks of experimentations.
We now have a really solid and stable version, that no longer causes any motion sickness for the students, which is really a major achievement for us.
It means that student can comfortably spend several hours inside the VR world in an accelerated learning environment.
And it all integrates with our LMS (learning management system) so teachers can follow the students as they go through the VR experience (we're even working on a solution, where the teachers can "teleport" into the student's lab and help them when they need it).Join us
We are right now looking for more highly skilled C# developers who wants to join us in revolutionizing education with VR.
You can work remotely too. See more here:http://www.liv.it/career/Platform
This Unity3D C# platform we've built, allows you to easily create simulations like the above as well.
It's a simple XML file, where you define the equipment and learning outcomes you want in the simulations.
You can also easily create Unity3D asset bundles to change the environment to e.g. a Kitchen to teach cooking, or many other types of environments.
Read a bit more here:http://www.liv.it/learn
Hope this got your interest.
Really looking forward to hear what you think and whether you have ideas on how we can improve this incredibly immersive new VR education experience.
All the best,
Founder and CTO, Labster (http://www.labster.com