Sixense creative director talks full body movement on Oculus Rift

Sixense is working to bring full body movement to Oculus Rift and Asif Khan, the man with the briefcase, talks to creative director Danny Woodall about the STEM System.

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Oculus Rift continues to strive to deliver the best in virtual reality, with Crescent Bay set to improve upon the Rift's tracking capabilities. But what about tracking the rest of the body's movements? That's where Sixense, makers of the Razer Hydra and the creator of the motion control DLC for Portal 2, comes in.

Sixense's STEM System is a wireless motion tracking device that utilizes motion tracking technology to help track movement for other parts of the human body, arms and legs, in particular. It allows for full freedom of movement, with low latency and one-to-one tracking, for the expression of gaming ideas previously-thought to be impossible. This includes the idea of an actual virtual reality lightsaber fight.

Our "Man with the Briefcase," Asif Khan, recently went to Oculus Connect to speak to Sixense creative director Danny Woodall to explain more about how the STEM System will work in conjunction with Crescent Bay and Oculus Rift, in general. Check out the full video interview below.

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    September 29, 2014 11:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Sixense creative director talks full body movement on Oculus Rift.

    Sixense is working to bring full body movement to Oculus Rift and Asif Khan, the man with the briefcase, talks to creative director Danny Woodall about the STEM System.

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      September 29, 2014 11:44 AM

      glad to see this company getting some mention, razor licensed their tech for the hydra but as thats discontinued, their own modular system looks way better anyway.

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        September 29, 2014 1:37 PM

        If they can finally get people having real virtual lightsaber fights, they deserve even more mention!

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      September 29, 2014 2:05 PM

      I hope they continue to support this, since I backed the kickstarter!!!

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      September 30, 2014 1:18 AM

      Ooooh, cool stuff.

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      September 30, 2014 1:19 AM

      Already been done a while ago, by a friend of mine actually. You guys should interview them.

      http://vrcade.com/