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Device allows users to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly


May 1, 2017

3D-printed CAPTIVE cube Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in 3-D. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly--with less lag time--than existing technologies. Full Story

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