New tech lets blind, visually impaired people play Trackmania

10/23/2022 12:43:00 AM

The future is good, sometimes.

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A very large win, in our opinion.

The future is good, sometimes.

Audio player loading…A French organization is developing technology to give visually impaired people more ability to perceive their environment—and they're using videogames to test and expand it. In the process they've managed to make Trackmania accessible to even those who are totally blind.

Thanks to @artha_france, Trackmania is accessible to blind and visually impaired people. Join us at the #ParisGamesWeek on @JeuxMadeInFR booth from November 2nd to 6th to try Trackmania with @artha_france. pic.twitter.com/PYrTFQPmcrOctober 21, 2022See more

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People who are both blind and visually impaired eh? Poor headline writing

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Comments Audio player loading… A French organization is developing technology to give visually impaired people more ability to perceive their environment—and they're using videogames to test and expand it.Your browser does not support the element.Prince rear hub.Subscribe to our daily newsletter! Sign Up Councillors Richard Overton and David Wright open the new play area Located off Marrion’s Hill in St Georges, Telford, the new play park replaces the existing play area at The Gower.

In the process they've managed to make Trackmania accessible to even those who are totally blind. Thanks to @artha_france, Trackmania is accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The museum itself marks a break with the past. Join us at the #ParisGamesWeek on @JeuxMadeInFR booth from November 2nd to 6th to try Trackmania with @artha_france. Duke Racing Wheels’ oil slick ano hubs Duke Racing Wheels are super popular among French pro mountain bike racers (we spotted them on Titouan Carod’s BMC Fourstroke). pic. Now, for the first time, Silicon Valley’s plutocrats are underwriting a new cultural institution in their own backyard.twitter. The nearby play area at The Timbers has also been refurbished as a part of the programme including new flooring.

com/PYrTFQPmcr October 21, 2022 See more Artha France has developed a haptic feedback belt that transmits information from an input like a camera or screen into sensations on the skin. The core backers are art-lovers who made fortunes in tech: angel investors, venture capitalists and the co-founders of Slack and Instagram. FSA’s e-bike motor on a wild Vent e-Gravel full suspension bike If you’re gonna get attention for your components, putting it on the wildest bike you can find is a good start. Using a virutal environment to test the technology was at first a low-stakes way to test it, but seems to have become an end unto itself as the hardware developed. Trackmania was clearly a choice not just because it's consistent and fairly simple, but because it mimics many real-world challenges, requiring players to have fairly fast insight in consistent environments. At $5. Learning to use the tech while playing Trackmania meant that quick reaction was useful. FSA’s power button sits in front of the upper shock mount, nested into the top tube. When testing on the device first started, it would take six to 20 hours for users to learn. Early Silicon Valley firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Adobe have funded local arts institutions for decades. "It has been our priority to ensure a scheme is bought forward which both protects this important heritage building and also provides facilities which the local community can benefit from.

By this year new players can pick up and go in an hour. Early video of the tech in action shows off how its first adaptation to a digital environment was a test using a maze built in Minecraft. The arts were not a priority. Inside the hub are integrated torque and speed sensors, and a low friction design so it’s not adding any drag once you start pedaling faster than it will assist. The next step? Obviously it was putting someone using the haptic rig in an actual underground mine. Artha's english Youtube channel (opens in new tab) has more details on the process, breaking down the technology's development over the past few years. Amid this displacement, there is a “deep chasm” between tech’s resources and its artistic giving, argues SVCreates, an arts-support group. It's about eight minutes long and a really fascinating watch if this whole process intrigues you. An external range extender battery doubles the total capacity to 500Wh.

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