Room-scale virtual reality is made accessible for all kinds of conditions thanks to this software for SteamVR that will arrive at the end of May.
Pan Kornisz he is developing WalkinVR, a software for SteamVR that allows us to move freely through the virtual world, without physically moving. Specially designed for people with disabilities, whether they are in a wheelchair or have only one arm. The software offers the possibility of using room scale applications if we do not have the necessary space or we cannot move in the real world because we are in a bed or chair. Its operation is based on a driver for SteamVR that allows us to virtually rotate, bend down or even jump, using motion controllers for this.
WalkinVR will support the SteamVR platform with viewfinders such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and services such as NoloVR and PSMoveService for greater input flexibility. The first version of the software will be available at the end of May. In addition, Kornisz plans to release a second version at the end of June, which will add the possibility of playing with only one arm thanks to a second virtual controller that we will control with the head.