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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, Ford is using this technology to help designers visualize the interiors and exteriors of new vehicles.

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)
When the Omni VR treadmill was announced, many anointed it as the perfect companion to the much-awaited Oculus Rift. But a group of students at the Vienna University of Technology may have a better VR treadmill at their hands (and feet).
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VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!

VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!
A new company called VRcade aims to revive the idea of a gaming arcade with the help of virtual reality. Whereas VR headsets like the Oculus Rift need to be wired to a computer to work, VRcade’s headset has a wireless transmitter.

castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections

castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections
With gadgets like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass, it’s looking like the future of displays is going to be a war for space on our faces. Here’s one more promising invention that may make you wish you had several pairs of eyes and foreheads.

Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?

Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?
Here’s another device that could be vying for space on your face in the near future. A company called Avegant is making what they call a Virtual Retinal Display. The thing is, it doesn’t actually have displays.

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift
New videogame systems all have one weakness: there are barely any games that come out at the same time as the hardware. The PS Vita and the Wii U are the most recent victims of this dilemma.

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run on the Oculus Rift: Use the Headset Luke

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run on the Oculus Rift: Use the Headset Luke
We’ve seen the memorable ending scene of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope recreated with LEGO and in Minecraft, but YouTuber Boone Calhoun is working on a way to not just recreate but to experience the scene through Luke’s point of view as well: a 3D videogame version that’s meant to be played using the Oculus Rift.

PrioVR Full Body Sensor: Mo Sensors, Mo Capture

PrioVR Full Body Sensor: Mo Sensors, Mo Capture
Last year when I saw YEI Technology’s Unreal Engine demo of their 3-Space Sensors, I mentioned how it might be able to integrate with the Oculus Rift for a more immersive virtual reality experience. Turns out the company had the same plan all along.

vrAse Smartphone-powered VR Headset: Virtual Reality, Actual Savings

vrAse Smartphone-powered VR Headset: Virtual Reality, Actual Savings
A few months ago we found out about the Durovis Dive, a virtual reality gaming headset for Android smartphones. A similar device called vrAse is now looking for funding on Kickstarter. The company behind it claims that future versions will be compatible with all smartphones.

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR
Gamers and game developers alike are excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift headset and the Virtuix Omni walking surface. But these virtual reality devices have applications beyond gaming. The Human Interfaces Group of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used both devices to make simulations of space environments.

PaperDude VR Needs More Bees

PaperDude VR Needs More Bees
The original Paperboy was ahead of its time. While other arcade games in the 80s featured spaceships or medieval warriors, Paperboy only had, well, a paperboy. So it’s fitting that this homage to the game uses cutting edge technology.

VR Cinema 3D for Oculus Rift Gives You Your Own Theater, Seats Included

VR Cinema 3D for Oculus Rift Gives You Your Own Theater, Seats Included
My brain hates first-person games, so most of the stuff I’ve read and seen about the Oculus Rift don’t really interest me. But I’d be willing to buy the Rift just for Joo-Hyung Ahn’s VR Cinema 3D.

Guillotine Simulator: Sims are Getting Weirder & Weirder

Guillotine Simulator: Sims are Getting Weirder & Weirder
Man, the people who got their hands on the Oculus Rift are really desperate for something to play on their new toy. We already saw someone make a Virtual Boy emulator for the Rift, and now here’s an experience for head-mounted display about not having your head mounted on your neck anymore.

Durovis Dive Head-Mounted Display Uses Android Smartphone: Oculus Thrift

Durovis Dive Head-Mounted Display Uses Android Smartphone: Oculus Thrift
A few units of the much hyped Oculus Rift 3D headset are now in the hands of developers and testers. But Stefan Welker wants you to know that if you have a modern Android smartphone, you already have half of a 3D head-mounted display.

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator
The Oculus Rift isn’t even out yet, but there’s already an emulator made for it. Or perhaps it’s precisely because the virtual reality headset isn’t out yet that this emulator came about. The program’s name is vbjin-ovr, an offshoot of a Nintendo Virtual Boy emulator for Windows called vbjin.

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time
I’m sure many of you still dream about owning the so-called “Ultimate FPS Simulator.” If you can wait for a few more months, you just might have one in your home, albeit at a smaller scale.
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