Creating gesture controlled 3D virtual reality applications for training, product visualization, and physical rehabilitation is now easy and affordable with WorldViz software and the Microsoft Kinect
WorldViz, the industry leader in interactive virtual reality solutions, now offers its flagship 3D software toolkit VIZARD with native plug-and-play connectivity to the Microsoft Kinect. With VIZARD and the Kinect, interacting with virtual objects in 3D simulations through natural hand and body gestures is now within reach for anyone from Fortune 500 companies to home consumers.
“The Microsoft Kinect motion and gesture tracking device is without doubt the most affordable and robust technology in its class,” says Andrew Beall, CEO at WorldViz. “Without any encumbrances whatsoever, it can track hands, recognize gestures, and even track your entire body. For less than US$150 you can buy a Kinect stand-alone sensor from your local electronics retailer and connect it directly to your PC’s USB port. Then with VIZARD installed, you’ll be developing gesture controlled applications before you know it.”
Peter Schlueer, President of WorldViz, adds: “This is a great step in our mission of bringing virtual reality to the mainstream. Think about combining this intuitive interaction technology with the newly available low-cost 3D TVs or 3D projectors, and you can see VIZARD users create exciting interactive simulations at unprecedented price points. And on top of that, applications built with VIZARD Enterprise can be redistributed royalty free.”