NFCPlay: using NFC tags on VR mobile games to overcome the lack of input on VR Headsets

  • Ezequiel França dos Santos PUC-SP
  • Reinaldo Augusto de Oliveira Ramos PUC-SP
  • José Carlos Buesso Junior PUC-SP


User input in Virtual Reality (VR) mobile games on the touch screen have been a problem in the gaming industry for many years. Some solutions using timers, waiting to look at something to act, have been proposed and used in several games. Some VR Headsets models had a magnetic button on the side. However, this button caused interference in the magnetometer and the GPS module, essential modules for developing games using VR. This work aims to present the use of an NFC tag (Near Field Communication) as an input mechanism for the player to overcome the lack of input on VR Headsets.
Palavras-chave: vr input, mobile vr games, mobile input


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DOS SANTOS, Ezequiel França; RAMOS, Reinaldo Augusto de Oliveira; JUNIOR, José Carlos Buesso. NFCPlay: using NFC tags on VR mobile games to overcome the lack of input on VR Headsets. In: XR EXPERIENCE - SIMPÓSIO DE REALIDADE VIRTUAL E AUMENTADA (SVR), 22. , 2020, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 75-76. DOI: