Oculus Rift headset and Kinect 3D cameras team up for slick VR demo


— 4:58 PM on May 14, 2014

We're all busy working on various projects, so news has been a little slow today. But here's something to keep you all occupied. A man named Oliver Kreylos has put together a nifty VR environment using an Oculus Rift headset coupled with a trio of Kinect 3D cameras. The cameras put him inside a virtual world in real time, and the experience is apparently quite immersive despite the low-quality graphics. Here's the requisite YouTube embed:

The resolution of the cameras is obviously an issue, but keep in mind that this was done using first-gen Kinect tech. The latest version of the motion capture device is much better. Now, imagine where things might be a just couple of years from now. We live in exciting times indeed.

Thanks to Gizmodo for the tip.

   
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