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Measuring Latency on HMDs | RenderingPipeline

Here I want to describe a way I think latency measurements could be done live for HMDs. This technique is not limited to HMDs and could be used on any type of combined input-output user interface (e.g.
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Nice approach, not very pliable for the home developer but a good approach if you have the equipment and knowledge.

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VR Mission: How Oculus’ New VR Headset Creates New Game Development Challenges

VR Mission: How Oculus’ New VR Headset Creates New Game Development Challenges | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it

Oculus' VR headset is impressive, but virtual reality is not the next big thing in gaming just yet.

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They are exaggerating quite a bit when it comes to the other currently available headsets. There are still very good HMDs on the market, yes, they are not consumer priced, but have up to 111 degrees field of view (diagonal in this case which is even more than what Oculus has). For professional applications the Oculus is not yet ready. Just what the article says, the display resolution is just too bad for psychological experiments or similar. But I'm looking forward to see the HD version, I think we will rreceive one soon. That can definitely be a game breaker even for professional solutions. 

I'm still very curios about the issue with the motion sickness in gaming and what Ocullus might come up with.

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Sony HMZ-T3W Head Mounted Display brings 750-inch screen and 7.1 ... - Pocket-lint.com

Sony HMZ-T3W Head Mounted Display brings 750-inch screen and 7.1 ... - Pocket-lint.com | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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Sony HMZ-T3W Head Mounted Display brings 750-inch screen and 7.1 ...
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Sony has just announced its third generation of Head Mounted Display, the HMZ-T3W, that lets you strap a 750-inch screen to your face.
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That sounds promising for a change. I'm very curios about this device, let's how it will be. I heard rumours, that Sony will release this in November in Europe, that is pretty soon :) But around $2000 is a lot compared to the Oculus. But maybe, just maybe it's worth the price. I'd be happy to be able to offer my customers one more possibility in the lower price area for an HMD!

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Is Nvidia Entering the HMD Market? - mtbs3D.com

Is Nvidia Entering the HMD Market? - mtbs3D.com | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Nvidia shows off HMD prototype at SIGGRAPH 2013!
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Uh, exciting, the market is moving already. What a bummer I missed Siggraph last week...

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Sony launch 3D head-mounted display for scalpel-wielding ...

Sony launch 3D head-mounted display for scalpel-wielding ... | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
sony-medical-hmd.jpg Sony have been touting Tron-like head-mounted displays since back in 2011, giving gamers and film fans a personal 3D viewing experience by sticking two tiny screens in front of their eyes in the ...
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I'm curios how this HMD performs. It seems to have similar specs than the HMZ-T1 and T2 but looks like it has a much better fit. Don't know what I should think about this. Let's see if Sony is going to launch this piece of tech worldwide or if it is going to be another Asian only product. I'll keep you posted.

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Testing the Limits with Wireless Oculus Rift

Testing the Limits with Wireless Oculus Rift | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Watch this show-and-tell video featuring the Oculus Rift HMD with Vizard VR software and wireless PPT wide-area tracking. We created a virtual obstacle course to demonstrate the possibilities of wireless Virtual Reality.
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Jumping through the Dojo. The guys had some fun in our warehouse :)

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CES 2014: Sony's new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift - ExtremeTech

CES 2014: Sony's new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift - ExtremeTech | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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CES 2014: Sony's new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift
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If you even remotely worry about aesthetics while wearing a HMD, please start punching yourself in the face repeatedly.
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We have the T3W in the warehouse, I'm gonna check it out and let you know how it is. In the pictures the headband still looks horrible, but my co-worker says it sits much better on your head now and they really improved it. 

The FoV discussion in the comments of this article is very interesting. I think in Sony's case the problem isn't so much the FoV but the aspect ratio of the device. The Sony, as mentioned in the article, is made for watching movies, so it has a 16:9 display. That is kind of awkward for VR since the display is wider than it is high, which makes it feel very narrow. Nontheless, let's check it out.

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Sony Introduces Portable, Wireless Head Mounted Display - PR Newswire (press release)

Sony Introduces Portable, Wireless Head Mounted Display - PR Newswire (press release) | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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Well, it still looks like the HMZ T1 and T2... The display was never an issue but the fit. I'm looking forward to get my hands on this one though. 

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4 Days Left to Help InfinitEye 210 Degree HMD Win €100,000 in Funding

4 Days Left to Help InfinitEye 210 Degree HMD Win €100,000 in Funding | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
InfinitEye is a 210 degree head mounted display prototype that needs your help to win €100,000 in funding.
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Oculus already has a follower. Looks promising, 210 degree FOV is huge! Let's see where the french go with this :)

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And yeah, I know, the 4 days are long over, but the article is still pretty interesting,
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Vizard VR Toolkit & Oculus Rift Headset – Limited Offer!

Vizard VR Toolkit & Oculus Rift Headset – Limited Offer! | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
We have integrated the Vizard VR Toolkit with the Oculus Rift VR headset. The latest Vizard release contains drivers and easy examples for getting your Oculus Rift going with Vizard.
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Now available. Limited amount of sets only!

 

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Oculus Rift goes HD: our first look at virtual reality, and virtual cinema, in 1080p

Oculus Rift goes HD: our first look at virtual reality, and virtual cinema, in 1080p | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Oculus VR is kicking off E3 with an upgrade to its virtual reality console, the Rift. By simply upgrading its optics from one off-the-shelf cellphone display to another, the company has upgraded...
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