Disney experiment lets you catch real objects while in VR

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We’re still getting used to the immersive magic virtual reality offers, but a new experiment from Disney Research pushes the technology into another realm: interaction with real objects while in VR.

A demonstration of the experiment was revealed on Monday via video (below) that shows a VR headset wearer accurately catching a real ball thrown at him. However, the VR headset wearer can’t see the real ball. Instead he’s reacting to a virtual ball that is tracked to correspond to the real-world object.

The tracking was accomplished using the …

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