Entwurfreich recently developed 'Mixed Reality Controller' (MRC) - a revolutionary handheld controller which opens up a new level of communication. The hardware contains several built-in linear motors that trigger physical reactions from the controller. For example, the user can feel a lateral hit on the controller while driving a virtual vehicle against the curb, or a thump against the palm of hand when virtual sword blades collide during a medieval fight.
In addition to the far too monotonous feedback of existing controllers, another problem is that the player always has to hold the same object with his hands. The MRC controller solves this limitation in a playful way: With the aid of intensive grip studies, the design team has developed a sleek and branched form which can be combined in various ways to form new gripping scenarios. Thanks to multiple holding combinations, the player can experience holding different objects while looking through the VR glasses - the steering wheel of a racing car or the spear of an ancient Greek warrior.
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