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Abhijeet Singh

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3rd Year CS-1

Overview
What is Oculus Rift
How Oculus Rift woks
Versions
o Developer Versions
o Consumer Version
Comparison
Adoption
Problems
Conclusion
References

Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift was invented by a virtual
reality enthusiast named Palmer Luckey.[1]
The Oculus Rift is an upcoming virtual
reality head mounted display, being
developed by Oculus VR, a division of
Facebook.[2]
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset
that lets players step inside their favorite
games and virtual worlds.[2]

How it works
It uses a 7 inch LCD display screen with
a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels.
Screen is divided into 640 by 800 pixels
per eye, with a fixed distance between
lens centers.[3]
User can view the screen through two
lens cup.[4]

How it works[continued]

[5]

Back view of Oculus Rift.

How it works[continued]
A control box is used to hook the
headset up to your computer.
Control box includes HDMI port, mini
USB port, DVI pot and DC power
connection port.
Control box also contains five buttons
for controlling contrast, brightness and
power.[3]

How it works[continued]

[6]

Control box.

Developer Version
In August 2012, Oculus announced the
"dev kit" version of the Oculus Rift.
In March 2014, Oculus announced the
upcoming Devkit 2 (DK2) which they
expected to begin shipping in July 2014.

Consumer Version
A consumer version of the Rift is in
development, which will be aimed at a
general market and feature improved
components.
Improved positional tracking, higher
resolution, and wireless operation are
some of the features under
consideration.

Comparison
DEVELOPER KIT 1

DEVELOPER KIT 2

CONSUMER
KIT(expexted
specifications)

Used a 5.6 inch screen.

Used a 7 inch screen.

7 inch screen.

Resolution 1280x800

Resolution 960x1080

Resolution 1920x1080

250 Hz reality tracker

1000 Hz reality tracker

1000 Hz reality tracker

Weight: 289 g

Weight: 379 g

High persistence

Low persistence

Low persistence

High Latency

Low latency

Low latency

LCD display

OLED display

Adoption
Several titles are playable on the Rift.
Games currently with full or partial
support include:
Skyrim
Portal 2
Half Life 2
Bioshock

Problems

Resolution is currently too low.


Not glasses friendly yet.
Heavy weight design.[7]
Users experiences motion sickness.[8]

Conclusion
Oculus Rift enhance the gameplay
experience of the users.
Oculus Rift helps user to experience
games in 3d.

References
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus_Rift
2. http://mms.ecs.soton.ac.uk/2013/paper
s/yavb1g12_25879847_finalpaper.pdf
3. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15
23379957/oculus-rift-step-into-thegame
4. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/o
culus-rift2.htm
5. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c
ommons/2/26/Oculus_Rift_-

References
6. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c
ommons/5/5e/Oculus_Rift__Developer_Version_-_Control_Box.jpg
7. http://oculusrift.com/advantages-anddisadvantages-of-oculus-rift-t1119.html
8. http://blog.games.com/2014/03/14/dev
elopers-discuss-oculus-rift-problems/