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Oculus Rift S Update Improves Head-Tracking, Adds Stabilized Recording

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updates are now rolling out for Rift and Quest, including improvements to head-tracking and in-VR recording on Rift S. ” Rift S uses inside-out tracking similar to Oculus Quest instead of the outside-in system with the original Rift. Oculus 20.0

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HoloLens Inside-out Tracking Is Game Changing for AR & VR, and No One Is Talking about It

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But immersive head-mounted AR for consumers has had one major hurdle that Microsoft may have just solved. When accuracy and latency isn’t low enough, the augmented objects swing around with your head and your brain doesn’t consider them part of the world. See Also: Former Oculus VP of Engineering Demonstrates Long Range VR Tracking System. On that second check, it was confirmed: rock solid inside-out tracking.

uSens raises $20 million for mobile AR and VR hand-and-head tracking

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uSens has raised $20 million to develop natural hand and head tracking for augmented reality and virtual reality applications. The company is built around the idea that once you immerse yourself in virtual reality, the next thing you want to do is interact with it using your hands and have it track your head movements accurately

Eonite Claims to Have Solved Inside-out Positional Tracking for VR and AR

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Lots of companies have made this claim actually, but Eonite specifically says they have the “world’s most accurate, lowest latency, lowest power consuming software to democratize inside-out positional tracking for VR and AR.” ” Inside-out positional tracking—the ability to precisely determine where an object is in space using only sensors mounted on the device itself—has been an obvious need but an elusive challenge for the VR and AR industries.

VR Glossary

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3DoF Or 3 Degrees of Freedom also called rotational/orientation refers to a type of head tracking in VR. One is able to turn their head left and right, tilt up and down, and roll their head from side to side. 6DoF Or 6 Degrees of Freedom also called positional tracking refers to the type of head and body tracking in VR. Eye Tracking refers to the ability of a VR headset to be able to tell the direction a user is looking.

A HoloArticle

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the position of the screen(s) is fixed and precisely measured during installation, and the viewer’s eye positions are provided via real-time head tracking. To extract eye positions, HoloLamp uses an additional set of cameras looking upwards to identify and track the viewer’s face, probably using off-the-shelf face tracking algorithms such as the Viola-Jones filter. VR Hardware 3d displays augmented reality Head tracking HMD hologram projection mapping

Lighthouse tracking examined

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This is great news: it will allow me to port Vrui and all Vrui applications to the Vive headset and its tracked controllers in one fell swoop. But before diving into developing a Lighthouse tracking driver plug-in for Vrui’s input device abstraction layer, I decided to cobble together a small testing utility to get a feel for OpenVR’s internal driver interface, and for the Lighthouse tracking system’s overall tracking quality.

Oculus Rift DK2’s tracking update rate

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I’ve been involved in some arguments about the inner workings of the Oculus Rift’s and HTC/Valve Vive’s tracking systems recently, and while I don’t want to get into any of that right now, I just did a little experiment. The tracking update rate of the Oculus Rift DK2, meaning the rate at which Oculus’ tracking driver sends different position/orientation estimates to VR applications, is 1000 Hz. VR Hardware 3D tracking Head tracking Oculus Rift

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‘Pokémon GO’ Developer Niantic Teases a See-through Headset

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If this is a proper AR headset (with head-tracking and a reasonably wide field of view) we’re almost certainly looking at some sort of waveguide display, as the kind of bird-bath optics we see in devices like Nreal’s headset would be much bulkier.

Valve papers tease eye tracking VR headset potential

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In a patent application made public today, Valve showed drawings and descriptions of a new sort of VR headset.

Snapchat's New Augmented Reality Trick Is Literally for the Dogs, Lets You Turn Your Pet into a Nerd or Reindeer

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Similar to the Lenses for people and cats, the Lens for dogs recognizes when dogs appear in the camera view and affixes AR effects to their heads, tracking the dogs. First, there was SnapCat. Now, we have DogChat! Or SnapBark? In October, Snapchat took social media by storm with its Lenses for cats. But the latest addition to the camera app has given dog lovers an augmented reality Christmas gift they won't want to return.

Disney Movies VR Experience

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Videos are 360-degrees spherical video without head tracking. So if you move your head, it is disorientating. With the recent success of Disney's latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Disney brings us Disney Movies VR , but is it any good? The Disney Movies VR experience is a short collection of experiences highlighting some of most popular Disney movies, such as: Jungle Book. Captain America. Star Wars. Disney Movies VR - The GOOD. It is FREE. 3D Menus are cool.

Pico Announces 2 New Versions of Its Latest 3DOF VR Headset

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Both headsets only offer 3DOF head tracking, and include a single 3DOF controller. Oculus Go’s days are numbered , however Pico Interactive seems undeterred by Facebook’s move to retire the 3DOF VR headset.

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

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See Also: Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020. Other useful features of the app: Using head movements to select content; On-screen menu activation by looking at the exit doors; Re-centering viewport for optimal comfort; Drag and drop playlist creation.

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British Airways Is The Next To Trial In-Flight VR/360 Viewing

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They support basic three degrees of freedom (3DOF) head-tracking, allowing you to watch a range of 360 degree content along with traditional and 3D films. Another major airline is set to trial in-flight VR entertainment. This time it’s UK giant, British Airways. The company this week announced that it is trialing VR headset use in flights between London Heathrow to New York JFK. To do this, British Airways is using SkyLights’ specialist VR viewer, AlloSky.

Qualcomm Reveals AR Viewer Reference Design Based On XR1

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There’s support for a camera with image stabilization — meant for certain use cases like a remote assistant — as well dual monochrome cameras for 6DoF head tracking as well as hand tracking.

Now Anyone Can Buy HoloLens 2 Direct from Microsoft

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It packs in a number of features not present in the original 2015-era HoloLens, the most prominent of which is eye-tracking. Head tracking : 4 visible light cameras. Eye tracking : 2 IR cameras. Hand tracking : Two-handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

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Additionally, I would highly recommend buying this head padding kit from Knox Labs as it will dramatically increase comfort as you wear the headset, especially for longer periods of time as you will be immersed within the Triton. Triton works with Leap Motion (now Ultra Leap) hands tracking.

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You Can Now Play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind In VR

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Instead of converting the game to a full roomscale VR experience with motion controllers, like this OpenMW project is now doing, VorpX is just a 3D injector that adds head tracking and a 3D effect to non-VR games.

Community Download: Which Non-VR Games Would You Most Like To Play In VR?

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And before you angrily tell me in the comments about VorpX , a 3D injector that can add stereoscopic visuals and head tracking to non-VR games, that’s not the same thing.

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are Revolutionizing Healthcare

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Since the relevant anatomy is typically not directly visible in these procedures, Grinshpoon and the team at Columbia University developed a hands-free augmented reality system that uses use voice and head tracking to assist physicians in 3D navigation.

Alien: Isolation Is 95% Off Today Only And Has A Great VR Mod

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It doesn’t have motion controller support, but plays great with a gamepad and enable full head-tracking.

First Borderlands 2 VR Gameplay Video Arrives

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That allows full freedom of movement, though obviously you don’t get the same kind of realistic tracking that you would get with the PlayStation Move support. It looks like aiming is assigned to head-tracking, much like it is in Resident Evil 7 or if you play Skyrim VR with the gamepad. Direct from Twitch Con 2018, we have our first proper look at gameplay from Borderlands 2 VR.

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Mummy Day Celebration Gets VR Motion Chair Treatment

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The VR experience is enhanced by Positron’s Voyager platform, featuring guided 360-degree motion control, head-tracked 3D audio and haptic integration—allowing you to experience the world of The Mummy in an entirely new way. “We’re Those eerie looking VR motion chairs we took for a spin during Sundance are back again, this time for a Mummy Day celebration in Hollywood over the weekend.

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5 Reasons Why The Outer Worlds VR Support Could Be Amazing

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Consider this article my formal plea to either Obsidian Entertainment to add at least head tracking support, if not a full VR update, as well as a list of reasons an intrepid would be praised for doing some of the dirty work. Obviously a full-on VR adaptation with roomscale movement support and motion controller tracking would be glorious, but I’d honestly settle for head-tracking only as well.

Oculus Go Now Permanently Priced at $150, All Supported Countries to See Similar Drop

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Facebook slashed the price of Oculus Go for Black Friday, and kept it for the post-holiday season. Now, the company has confirmed that it’s permanently sticking with that pricing scheme, which comes to $150 for the 32GB version and $200 for the $64GB version.

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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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According to the demo video (linked below), the unnamed “R&D prototype” looks to include both 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear to be a standalone unit similar to Microsoft HoloLens. Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Top 50 Terminologies related to AR/VR

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measures acceleration; for ARCore-capable smartphones, it helps enable motion tracking. motion tracking process for ARCore, and tracks the smartphone’s location in relation to its surrounding world. refers to the accumulation of potential motion tracking error.

Cyberpunk 2077 VR Support Isn’t Planned ‘Right Now’ Due To Game Design Challenges

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ski explains, that’s just “rudimentary VR” so it wouldn’t include a revamped UI, head tracking, 6DOF interactions, controller tracking, and more to feel fully supportive of VR devices. We already knew Cyberpunk 2077, the next RPG epic from CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher series, would not have VR support. Official company channels confirmed that last year online. But now we’ve got more insight directly from company president, Adam Kici?ski

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The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

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High-resolution imagery and low-latency head-tracking brought people into a virtual environment. What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ? Perhaps it wanders to highly visible applications in gaming, film, art, and retail.

Oculus Teases Positionally Aware TimeWarp for Quest

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The Oculus Mobile (Gear VR, Go, and Quest) runtime already performs rotational reprojection (called “Asynchronous Time Warp” / ATW), but this ignores positional head movement. At Oculus Connect 5, engineer Jian Zhang discussed the limits of rotational-only reprojection in a 6DoF environment like Quest, noting that it leads to positional tracking judder from the incorrect projection.

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Pico Unveils Neo 2 Standalone Headset with Integrated Eye-tracking

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Pico Interactive, the company behind a number of enterprise-focused standalone VR headsets, unveiled their newest line of Neo 2 headsets, one of which includes integrated eye-tracking from Tobii. Tracking – Inside-out 6DOF Head tracking and Guardian System?.

PlayStation VR Cinematic Mode Apparently Works on Xbox One & Wii U

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That means no Motion controller support, no head-tracking and a slightly-noticeable drop in picture quality. The latest VR headset on the market can connect to major consoles via HDMI. Yes, you heard correctly. According to early reports by consumers, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is capable of running on current major consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U.

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Oculus Announces Quest, The High-end Standalone Headset Starting at $400

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The headset is high-end standalone, meaning it doesn’t rely on a PC, but still manages to include the positional head and hand tracking that makes high-end headsets so immersive. First introduced back in 2016 as Project Santa Cruz, the Quest brings full head and hand tracking to world of standalone headsets, something not yet available in similar offerings like the Lenovo Mirage Solo or Vive Focus (which both offer positional head tracking but not positional hand tracking).

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Vuzix Will Ship $1,000 Consumer Blade AR Smart Glasses In February

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Blade is powered by a quad-core ARM CPU and a customized version of Android OS, with integrated gyroscope hardware for basic head tracking. Following last year’s release of an enterprise version of Blade , a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that resemble traditional sunglasses, Vuzix confirmed dates and pricing for its consumer model.

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How Augmented Reality Is Enhancing the Value of Digital Personas

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With the advancement in optimized 3D modeling and head tracking, we can now move into “deep fake” territory. Once the head was tracked, the technology has moved to the feet, the wrist, and even the torso in Snap’s latest release.