Oculus Rift DK2: VR Typing Trainer
One of the more interesting uses of virtual reality I've seen that teaches a real skill, watch as someone who can't type blind fails at Lab Coat Studios' VR Typing Trainer for the Oculus Rift DK2. Perhaps I'll practice and report my progress sometime.
Here are impressions I wrote on NeoGAF:
Today I checked out VR Typing Trainer for the first time. I read some comments here about how it's a pretty interesting use of VR, and it is. It's the first thing virtual reality application I've tried that is useful in teaching a real skill: how to type blind. I'm a fast and accurate typer, but I need to see what I'm doing often to not mess up.
You're transported into a Tron-like world and have words and letters coming toward your face. You use your head to aim the reticle over the words, and then type them out to make them explode. You can fail up to five times before it's game over. I think my highest score in the video I made covering it was only 37, but I feel with practice that could improve, and I'll be learning a real skill at the same time. Pretty cool!