Making of a Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

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In this IEEE Spectrum report, Kristen Clark reports on Galactica, a real-world roller coaster that incorporates the use of Samsung’s Gear VR, creating virtual reality with actual g-forces. On the U.K.-based coaster, riders strap on virtual reality goggles that transport them out of the English countryside and into another galaxy. But while the visuals may be sci-fi, the physical experience is the real deal, with an 840-meter track that reaches 75 kilometers per hour and 3.5 g’s—more force than an astronaut feels during a rocket launch.

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  • April 11, 2016

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