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

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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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