Design Your Dream Kitchen with the HTC Vive (video)

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A result of the AEC Hackathon, Helsinki – this neat prototype application lets you don the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, pick up the SteamVR controllers and sculpt your own designer kitchen. A simple but neat user interface lets you select materials for walls, cupboards and even lighting and furniture. Yet another example of non-gaming applications that we can genuinely see being a boon to retail in the not too distant future. This is the work of Finnish developers Samuli Jääskeläinen, Taru Muhonen and Paavo Happonen.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.