Hey everyone! For our team, the most interesting, but the most challenging part of our season was the process of brainstorming ideas for the Innovation and Game Design Challenges. I’ve just viewed a topic about your GDC projects, but iirc there’s no discussion about the Innovation Challenge. So we just wonder what your projects for the challenge are?
I’ll start. My team, FRC team 7851 from Kyiv, Ukraine, decided to present a project that will urge global society to travel without leaving their home’s borders. V-Roadway is a home VR bike simulator. The mobile app associated with the exercise bike creates virtual routes to all famous places and cities globally. Thus, adapting to the rider’s speed, the program projects the image and sound onto the VR-helmet device. This project will become an exciting alternative for everyone from amateurs to professional athletes.
The technology we offer is a combination of software and hardware that allows you to experience pre-engineered worlds in virtual reality. At the same time, you train on a stationary bike or treadmill. It can let you explore other countries or even fantasy worlds from Coruscant to Hogwarts with the comfort of your home.
Our project consists of several parts that create an overall network that is capable of upgrading your simulator. Smart bracelets attached to the leg while cycling and the arm while running receive information about the intensity of movement and body indicators and transmit. With the help of Bluetooth, this information is sent to a specially developed application on the user’s device. The application processes the data, converts it into speed according to the route, and displays the image on compact VR glasses, creating a complete immersion in the virtual world. The lightweight VR helmet is attached to the head with elastic straps, guarantees ease of use, and will not interfere with active body movements
Thanks to the many servers, the user can choose a group workout with strangers or create a personal server for cycling with friends. It will complement the visualization of the real world while doing sports.
What about you?