With virtual reality’s potential applications seeming endless, some Stanford researchers have decided to consider what advantages might be gained in virtual reality by adding a third arm to immersive experiences. A handful of researchers from Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab have been working on adding a third limb to virtual reality avatars by way of experimenting with various control schemes. Basing much of their study on a paper published in the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environment by Bireswar Laha, et al., Stanford researchers are focusing their study on three specific ways to control a virtual third arm. They ultimately seeks to discover new virtual reality input schemes to apply to other modalities, “similar to a laser-pointer interface.”
What could you do with a virtual third Arm?
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