Table tennis is a fast-paced hitech sport with players from all over the world. We love to watch the fast rallies, players exchanging smashes and match shot for shot. Users can now experience and feel all this action with Leap Motion’s hand tracking technology, combined with its Project North Star augmented reality headset. VR table tennis will make you a table tennis pro, certainly Leap Motion is trying to by market artificial skill training along with its upcoming headset.
Virtual reality is widely being used to train employees, Medical Students and to test car safety and drive sales so why not have VR table tennis. The good thing about having VR is you can have desired settings anywhere anytime, making it handy. Yet it is an abstraction from the real world environment where you work in. When it comes to looks the North Star is not so pleasing, but when it comes to capabilities it will surely excite. It is paired with the hand tracking technology that Leap Motion excels. It will allow you a stick-free experience with AR controls. Here Leap Motion has designed a special paddle controller designed specifically for the table tennis demo, which uses basically the same principles.
The AR-based training system comes with its advantages as one can go forward into the future thanks to the virtual reality where you will be able to judge where the ball is going or coming from. All thanks to the math and physics calculations involved. Simply pick an opponent and you can start your training and start your journey from novice and mind you not a pro. The whole process gives you a feeling of having gloves with precise and localized haptic feedback. VR Table Tennis is the closest you can get when it comes to artificial skill training.
VR Table Tennis certainly gives an advantage to the trainee of being present in a real-world scenario, including the constraints of space, with the flexibility of augmented reality.
Having said it all depends when Leap Motion will make it available to general public and honestly it won’t be cheap, but those who can afford can get it.