- Google 6 DOF controllers: one trigger and one grip
It is a project that seems to be progressing well since the new photos presented below allow you to see almost the entire structure of these 6 DOF controllers for virtual reality.
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Google 6 DOF controllers: one trigger and one grip
Google's goal for these 6 DOF (6 degrees of freedom) controllers is to use components that are not too expensive while providing complete freedom of movement for both hands. The Mirage Solo started shipping this year with a single controller which was based on that of the Daydream and only offers 3 DOF (Three Degrees of Freedom). What to expect from this new model? It is based on the optical tracking system and basically looks like what Facebook, Microsoft and Valve can already offer in operation.
We can therefore see the complete design of the 6 DOF controllers, a trigger and a grip on the back. The two seem very close. We also see a USB-C socket and a slot for a battery. The idea is of course that it is still a prototype and therefore that it is of course to continue to evolve. This is probably also why Google does not yet communicate on the dates. However, the Mountain View company is already lagging behind, so it's time to get down to business. This also suggests that Google intends to continue to bet on a low-cost approach for the consumer of virtual reality.