Catching a real ball in virtual reality

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Man wears virtual reality headset. Another man throws a ball to headset-wearing man. Headset-wearing man catches actual ball displayed in virtual reality. There’s something magical about the quick data processing going on here.

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