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 Mario goes virtual reality

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Date posted: 02/08/2005

Novel VR interfaces are nothing new, and a few pop up every year. This one, created by students from Carnegie Mellon University is no different, except that it is designed to turn you into Mario from the Nintendo platform games ? and works if you behave the same way.

The monoscopic VR headset contains a gyroscope to allow you to move Mario?s head by moving your own, thus changing your point of view. Two controllers dangle from the headset like reversed antennae. These are to be held, one in each hand. By waving your arms up and down, jogging style, you make Mario run, and sticking one hand up in the air ? whilst still holding the antennae, will make him jump.

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