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Tag: Oculus Rift

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter
Late last year we talked about the Cyberith Virtualizer, an omnidirectional treadmill and motion sensor for use with virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift. After three prototypes, Cyberith is now raising funds on Kickstarter to…
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Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift
Growing up, few things on the planet would make me clean the house faster than a promise of Chuck E. Cheese for lunch after I was done with chores. Back in the day, Chuck E. Cheese…
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Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support
Parrot has been making automated flying drones for a while. The first of them was the AR.Drone. While at least one person has hacked their AR.Drone to be controlled using an Oculus Rift, Parrot has unveiled…
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Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?
You may have seen videos of people being floored by the virtual roller coaster demo for the Oculus Rift. Edmond O’Driscoll and Jonathan Forder recently took the experience to another level by recreating a roller coaster…
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Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay
A couple of years ago we featured the Decelerator, a helmet that allowed its wearer to see in slow motion. To (erroneously) promote its fiber optic Internet service, Swedish company UmeNet used an Oculus Rift to…
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Oculus Rift Hoverboard Simulator: HoVRboard

Oculus Rift Hoverboard Simulator: HoVRboard
We have less than a year to go before Back to the Future II’s hoverboard prediction is debunked. But thanks to virtual reality, we might be able to simulate the feeling of riding a hoverboard. Game…
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Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone
Last year we saw a drone camera system that streamed live 3D video that can be viewed through the Oculus Rift headset. Diego Araos wrote a program that not only lets you use the Rift to…
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Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid
We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom…
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Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
One of the weak points of virtual reality and 3D video technologies is that the many people won’t be excited about them unless they get to test it themselves. But a group of developers have figured…
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Facebook Buys Oculus VR to Get Hands on Virtual Reality Tech

Facebook Buys Oculus VR to Get Hands on Virtual Reality Tech
Facebook is sitting on boatloads of money and the company isn’t afraid to use some of that cash to buy up companies that have interesting tech. Such is the case with a new purchase that sees…
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Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift
Jerry’s Place is a project about nothing from programmer Greg Miller for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it is unlike any other. This one recreates Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment from Seinfeld with 3D models created…
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The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR

The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR
Now’s your chance to see The Legend of Zelda through the eyes of Link. Modder Ubiquitron is working on ZeldaVR, a port of the legendary NES game for the Oculus Rift. Can you gather the fragments…
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Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird
If you think Flappy Bird is hard, wait ’til you play it in first-person. Er, from a flappy bird’s eye view. Game designer Holden Link made Floculus Bird, a variant of the hit mobile game designed…
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Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic
Last November we heard about VRcade, a virtual reality system that lets the user move around while wearing a VR headset, thanks to wireless wearable electronics and cameras. A company called Zero Latency is working on…
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Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views
We’ve seen people use the Oculus Rift to simulate beheadings. BeAnotherLab used the virtual reality headset for something less morbid but no less interesting. The organization’s The Machine to be Another was an “artistic investigation” in…
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Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations
I’ve had a few opportunities to play with the Oculus Rift head-mounted VR display over the last year or so, but most of the demonstrations I’ve tried have focused on gaming applications. On the other hand,…
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