Logitech Company presented a set of tools for developers Bridge, designed to display a physical keyboard in the virtual space. The kit includes the game keyboard itself, a Vive Tracker scanner and an application for porting signals from gadgets to virtual reality. It allows you to type text in the usual way, without leaving the digital world.
The need to transfer the traditional keyboard to the virtual world has become an unpleasant surprise when developing commercial software in this area. It turned out that even entering a login or password when connecting to a game or an arbitrary service creates difficulties for users. Complaints came from users of office software – entering data in the usual way remains a vital condition for using the software.
Logitech offers to draw in the digital space an analog of a real keyboard, track the movement of the user’s fingers and transfer them to virtual reality. This functionality is already implemented in the form of ready blocks of code and is compatible with applications under SteamVR. Developers can only integrate it into their products, and then find applications in various games and applications.
The transfer of peripheral devices from the real world to the virtual one is basic, but only a building block of this environment. Logitech recognizes that they are now racking their brains over another serious task: how to implement a move through the infinitely huge digital worlds, leaving a person in the four walls of his room?