Tony Stark’s Iron Man is virtually real thanks to UKZN boffin

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Tony Stark’s Iron Man is virtually real thanks to UKZN boffin

A master’s graduate has delved into the world of virtual reality to bring fiction to life

Senior reporter

When Andrew Clark’s father walked into their home with an old computer when he was a child, the technology boffin was lovestruck.

Years later, the 26-year-old is devising video games, developing mining-vehicle simulations for mines globally and has recently delved into the world of virtual reality.

Now his research for his master’s degree in computer science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, which explored the viability of hand-gesture recognition for virtual reality, has opened up the possibility of humans becoming Tony Stark’s Iron Man in the future...

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