So this is turning into a bit of a project, definitely going to be designing some concept art for this at the very least, but with how much I am looking into it I'm planning to develop this fully when I have the resources to do so. Not sure what to call it, but essentially this is going to be a VR "steno-deck" or "steno-suit" depending on if I go the stationary or portable route that will provide a VR interactive design/development environment.
Found an affordable, bare-bones piece of stenogear that should be released soon (https://www.gboards.ca/product/georgi
). I'm wondering if I would best off with something prefabricated and open for retrofitting like this or if fabricating the steno myself would be better. Not sure yet, but am eager to get my hands on one of these anyways because I need to learn more about how the mapping and use of a stenoboard works.
Doing some research into available VR headsets as well, and I am unfortunately not finding anything that is third-party enough to be ready for modifications and retrofitting into the scope of my project. I may very well need to design and develop a custom headset, but I will save that headache for another day. For now, being new to it and all, focusing on the steno portion is enough.
Another issue will be VR tracking for the controller/glove that will enable the user to interact with the environment. This will probably be one of the last parts in the development stage.
The computing part itself should be simple enough, components are easy to come by and getting some custom housing made won't be an issue either. All I need is enough computing power to run the VR environment and relevant software. No matter what I end up needing, it should be feasible.
Anyways, that's where I am at right now. Becoming a bit obsessed with this idea, but if I ever want to make it real I think it is necessary. Let's see where this goes!