Physical character interaction is hard to fake–whether it’s between two in-world characters, between users and characters, or between a character or avatar and its environmental surroundings. Nevertheless, interaction is central to user-driven storytelling and building immersive VR and AR experiences that suspend disbelief.
From using digital doubles for physical therapy, to virtual reality practitioners and support dogs—interactive character simulation will improve wellness and enrich medicine. We built some prototypes to explore these applications.
Back pain is endemic to modern life; according to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the
Virtual Reality is still in its infancy, with major challenges standing in the way of mass adoption, as well as what many consider the medium’s ultimate value proposition: to give users a sense of “presence”, the feeling of being fully transposed and immersed in an interactive, virtual world. A