Rolling Without Limits

Your mobility may be limited. Your voice, boundless.

WalkinVR Rolls Out New Videos to Show What It’s VR Accessibility Software is Capable of Doing
Facebook Tweet Google+ Pinterest Email More Sharing Options

WalkinVR Rolls Out New Videos to Show What It’s VR Accessibility Software is Capable of Doing

Virtual reality is basically a computer-generated interactive simulation of a 3D (three-dimensional) image or surrounding. While this seemingly real technology has taken the electronics realm by storm, it is still not disabled-friendly. But that's likely to change sooner rather than later, thanks to WalkinVR.

On May 16, 2017, VRFocus shared a report centering on WalkinVR, which can simply be described as an application developed in order to make VR (virtual reality) more accessible for people with disabilities. Lining with that, WalkinVR recently rolled out a slew of video footages that show exactly how its software works.

Its one-of-a-kind design allows even people who are bed-bound or use a wheelchair to use it with just one arm. At the moment, WalkinVR is compatible with both HTC Vive as well as Oculus Rift via SteamVR.

WalkinVR intends to give users with physical disabilities the power to effortlessly move around in virtual reality. The Driver facilitates rotation and movement over a virtual environment without requiring lower body movement with the help of VR Config in SteamVR environment, according to developer Grzegorz Bednarski.

Bednarski is bent on broadening the support (which is displayed in the first video below). Currently, the development team is hard at works on Release 2, which he claims will let people with other disabilities experience VR as well.

That will include SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), where the challenge is keeping hands high despite having weak muscles.

But that's not all; WalkinVR plans to assign more control using simple gamepad allowing people with hand-related disabilities to handle some of the control with their feet.

If you're looking to download WalkinVR, you can head straight to the developer's official website or click here to get your hands on it by shelling out €32 EUR, which roughly converts to $37.

Watch this space to find out how Bednarski plans to make VR more accessible and to keep a track of upcoming updates on WalkinVR.

 

 

(Image credit: Pan Kornisz/YouTube)

Leave a Comment

  1. david89
    If you decide to somehow hack the network, you may feel like you want another soft massage. But, this is certainly good news. We have a way of doing exactly that with Wi-Fi Hacker. Can we have http://www.javablog.ch/commons-lang-stopwatch/ soon? This computer program will tell you how to access Wi-Fi router very easily with the help of cmd. It applications on laptops, Google Android Samsung Galaxy, Y technology, and Windows 7 Laptop. What we notice best is that it happens to be our next Ideas.
    Log in to reply.

Top Posts in Products & Equipment

Sign Up to Vote!

10 second sign-up with Facebook or Google

Already a member? Log in to vote.