Particularly when you’re dealing with specific-purpose VR scenarios, it’s possible to develop specialized controllers for realistically simulating experiences.
Earlier this year, Digital Trends tried out a VR scenario developed by Fundamental VR, to test the training tools for the next generation of surgeons.
In Fundamental’s demo, we carried out a sleeve gastrectomy, a weight-loss procedure in which surgeons must lift, cut and suture the stomach. Carrying it out using a dedicated controller allows the experience to be faithfully recreated in a way that could be useful for teaching.
Depending on the application, other VR controllers can be created or honed to simulate a wide variety of different tasks.