We often think that our human senses are all-encompassing and an absolute representation of the world. However, the visible spectrum is only a small sliver of the whole story. With BadVR’s SeeSignal app, we set out to give your visual system a major upgrade! With the overarching mission to visualize invisible worlds that are persistently around us, we chose to explore the 3 most relevant signals in our modern lives: WiFi, Bluetooth, and Cellular.

This is a technical breakdown of the challenges, lessons, and decisions we encountered while developing SeeSignal.

Spatial Computing: New Unique Challenges

The traditional approach of analyzing a network is to wave…


I have been thinking deeply lately about all the different “Xverses” that will exists in the relatively near future. I was on a panel recently discussing the topic of the “AR Cloud”, another term synonymous with these “metaverses” we are all dreaming about. A participant in the audience asked what company I thought would eventually dominate the market and if there would be a detrimental effect of a single company owning a monopoly of this digital future. I responded, “I believed there would most likely be multiple “metaverses" with multiple layers in each. I doubt that one company will reign…


My journey begins in 2016 when I began hearing chatter about this new immersive headset for gaming and entertainment. I stumbled upon YouTube videos of gamers contemplating if the $800-$1000 price point was worth the investment. Being a child of the 90s, I was immediately skeptical about the hype of virtual reality (VR). My perspective changed when I witnessed a video of an individual breaking into tears of joy after experiencing a simulated space flight and seeing earth from a distance. It immediately dawned on me that this technology would be more transformative than anything that came before it!

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The long awaited Oculus Quest is finally here! The first virtual reality (VR) headset with the promise of a truly untethered immersive experience on a mobile platform. For many developers, this marks a pivotal moment for the immersive technology field as we enter the Sophomore years of the VR narrative.

I have been anxiously waiting to take a peek inside of the headset since Project Santa Cruz was announced at Oculus Connect a few years ago. So when Quest was announced this previous year, I couldn’t wait to start tinkering with the hardware and get a better look inside.

Controller Design Changes

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Brian Wong

Senior Engineer at BadVR, Inc. | Founder of Immersion Neurotechnologies

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