On 01, Jun 2017 | In Games | By KaTi
In partnership with Papillon Paragliding at Mt. Wasserkuppe a group of CGL researchers and students are developing a VR paragliding simulation. The project is currently in an early phase with a first rough prototype which is set up at CGL and can be tested upon request.
Being a paragliding pilot myself, it was kind of a no-brainer to combine my research in the field of VR and game-based learning with aspects of security and flight training. For our university-wide project week, I teamed up with Prof. Markus Hettlich (Game Informatics) who is a former aircraft- and glider pilot himself to introduce our students to the awesomeness of designing serious games. With big help from our friends at Papillon the students got to learn the basics of flying and took their first independent flights before transforming their experience into a virtual application.
Press (German): Osthessen Zeitung