BY LUCAS RICHARDS AND IAN LUSK
The project uses the Oculus Rift and LEAP Motion to explore user interaction in three-dimensional space. The Oculus allows users to immerse themselves in a 3D environment, while the Leap Motion lets them reach out into their new digital surroundings to grab objects and control them in new ways. Unlike a touchscreen, which is limited to two dimensions, we’re able to use 3D gestures to manipulate objects around you using your entire hand. The core of our project is focused on these three-dimensional gestures and how they affect the user’s experience, perception, and expectations of what is possible.