Rift’s Edge: Pushing The Virtual Reality Envelope

on Monday, Jul. 29th

We're cranking away at some rather cool pieces for the next few weeks, but I wanted to keep your engine running with these two videos today.

Both show off projects that take advantage of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and other motion tracking technology to bring the holodeck one step closer.

First up: the HydraDeck demo from the developer known as TeddyOK. This one uses the Razer Hydra to track relative height and position, enabling a cover-based shooter experience. (Via Polygon)

Next up is the Kickstarter pitch for the Atlas VR positioning system from LA based developer Aaron Rasmussen. I made this my pick for last week's LatteFund on The CrowdCrowd podcast, and met up to talk with Rasmussen and try the system out on Friday.

I'll have a full write up on my experience later in the week, but I can say this much right now: it works, and it's a fascinating step forward (literally) for VR.

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