Technology

3D Printer

3D Printers are rapidly developing area of technology with almost endless applications, they can be used to print a wide array of 3D objects. For this project we will be using a Wanhao 3D printer, which will produce artefacts for users of the system to take home as a memento of their time utilizing the system.

Oculus Rift

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Currently in development by Oculus VR, the Oculus rift is a Virtual reality headset that allows its user to be fully immersed in a virtual environment. Although still in a prototyping stage it will be used to fully immerse the user in a suitable environment.

X-Box Kinetc 

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Developed by Microsoft for their popular games console X-Box 360, this unique peripheral allows for image processing across four channels rather than the standard three. The additional channel, depth, allows the camera to track body posture. For this project it will be used as the primary control mechanism for the user in the Virtual Environment.

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