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Leap Motion ideas  September 30th, 2015

note: some of these might also work with Intel’s RealSense dev kit.

1) keyboard hands
It’s a nuisance to type while wearing VR goggles. So mount a Leap device over/near you keyboard, so you can see your hands when they get close. Letting people type reliably without lifting the goggles will be a much appreciated step forward. (when i try to think of productivity VR apps, they’re limited by not being able to type notes).

+ With ReVive you’re walking around a space. just leave your computer keyboard in the space, and let Leap give you an idea of where your fingers are when you get close enough. Maybe 3D print a stand to hold the two hand joysticks, which has Leap mounted on front, so you have a spatial sense of where to go for these options.

+ if it catches on, maybe Leap could sell a simple IR reflective dotted sheet of clear plastic, which users could tape to wall, or their belly, etc. so they could have a keyboard(s) wherever they want, without the clunky physical limits.

+ maybe you could let people cut the cord off some old cheap discarded keyboard, and use it again in VR. (so it’s dead. just there to offer the feel of it’s keys. but VR + Leap makes it come to life again).

ideas: VR Goggle Apps  September 15th, 2015

quick list of ideas for Apps we could make for VR goggles:
(feel free to add your own here at the top, or in the comments)

7) Instructional Dining
We have a tool to help IDs keep track of all their current cours. maybe we could make more of a spatial (360) space to help them see and sort them. Maybe benefit would be endless screen space (no more scrolling), and maybe a variety of helpful ways to sort them. Maybe each ID could store their arrangements, and share with each other for a bit of team building (insight into how others do things). Maybe this could build off the existing database backend work.
(maybe we could pull in teacher’s posted office hours? or ntoe their past preferences for audio recording times, to build a visualization of where the density lies?)

+ maybe it could have a fine dining aesthetic, to tie into the chef hat costuming at last year’s Faculty Forum. Go for elegance? treat class planning like recipes? a strong metaphor always helps!
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