New accessories have a giant trackpad, two end buttons and two pressure sensitive triggers. If you used Vive or Sony PlayStation VR controllers before, you will feel at home. During the 30-minute demonstration, I used new equipment to complete the basic procedure in the SimforHealth medical program. It's clear that this is not a classic video game, like a completely funny surgeon-simulator . The software is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who want to learn new technologies in a safe, managed space. This meant that I had to concentrate and respond to periodic quizzes that, oddly surprisingly, were far beyond my understanding.
For the most part, the controllers worked fine. I carefully washed my hands, pulled a pair of gloves, and took off (unexpectedly calm and rebellious) patient complaints. Later I prepared two syringes and introduced some appropriate doses. None of these actions would have been possible ̵
HTC solves the first problem with a developer initiative called Vive Wave. The company calls it a "unified platform" for people who want to migrate their PC applications and support a wide range of mobile VR headphones. The second challenge – the price – may be more complicated. We do not know how much Vive Focus Plus will cost, but for the original reference Vive Focus costs $ 599. So, I seriously doubt that the headset will be cheaper than the Oculus Quest when it launches in the second quarter of 2019.