Game Studies program director Rob Catto has developed an Oculus Rift (a Kickstarter-funded virtual reality headset) Paragliding Simulator (PPG).
”After strapping into the machine and adjusting the Oculus Rift, the headset comes to life by surrounding your field of vision with a high definition 3D landscape, with you looking down on it from the air.”
”Everyone at one time or another has been intrigued by flight, for some of us we have taken it to the point of pursuing that dream. The Virtual FootFlyer is an attempt to provide the experience of flight to those not able, for whatever reason, to take up the real thing.”
“Hangliding was actually one of the things I always wanted to simulate when we first had a VR class here at Full Sail, and I expanded on that with the idea of powered paragliding, which is another hobby of mine. Once I got that idea I immediately started working on a prototype and drawing together a plan on how to actually do this.”