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Extreme Virtual Gaming with Virtuix Omni Treadmill
March 29, 2015
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The Virtuix Omni treadmill prototype has been displayed in various exhibitions since mid-2013, but in the first few years it had its own borders. Finally, it is now ready for publication and the final design was shown at CES this year. The treadmill lets you play virtual reality games while walking on it. You get to enter an immersive world and can meet your favorite superhero in a game. The virtual reality system, you can run around in the virtual environment. If you run or walk in a virtual world, you will be able to get the ultimate immersive experience that would not be possible with seat.

A Virtual Reality Gaming Platform to look forward to

The Virtuix Omni is a compact and cost-VR gaming platform that can be easily assembled. It is one of its kind. A concave platform is designed for a smooth and natural movement when the device is used in motion. There are no moving parts, it is possible to provide a perfect experience.
It consists of a metal frame and consists of three main parts. A special pair of sneakers, the plastic tracking units at the top and smooth plastic back on the bottom has from the first part. You need to sit down and stand on the treadmill, which is the second part. The treadmill is also slippery and is a circular pit and black in color. This cage reminds us of the virtuality sleeves of the 90s. The third part consists of a strap that is attached to your waist and legs and metal rods that it will hold firmly to the top of the cage. At the same time, do a Oculus Rift headset and you are all set to a virtual reality gaming world.

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At the beginning of a Kinect was used to track the movement of the feet and interpret it controls in the game. Later sensors were embedded in the base for this. But now there are hard drives in their shoes, which are responsible for this task.
Adi Robertson of The Verge writes about his experiences to try this device. He says: “The technology seems more polished than it was at least year’s CES, but my experience was similar to Ellis Hamburger in 2014. The main difference is that I no sickness not feel at all, despite playing a fast paced VR shooting demo, . My stomach churned would have sitting If you prefer, you can use even without the Rift; Virtuix January Goetgeluk founder says some people have pre-ordered it only as a way to practice playing “.
Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat-writes “I saw the production version of the Omni treadmill for the first time at the 2015 International CES, the big tech show in Las Vegas. Virtual reality was one of his major themes. The Omni works with a variety of headsets, such as Samsung gearbox or the Oculus Rift, and it is one of many devices on getting gamers off the couch and active targeting. ”

Move freely in the virtual world

The device uses the user’s entire body and changes the gameplay experience. You will sit in a position to move from side to side, walk, run, or even jump into 360 degrees. You are free to move to the location in the virtual environment without any restrictions. Dive into virtual quests, enjoy the game and still stay in shape with all the activities on the treadmill.

 
Virtual Reality to Enhance Facebook News Feed
March 21, 2015
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Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, in his keynote address at the Facebook F8 developer conference, made a lot of announcements. Some of them were bigger than the other, one of which is the inclusion of virtual reality in our Facebook newsfeed. Zuckerberg has a demonstration of how 360-degree video and immersive virtual reality is used in the news feed in the future. He explained how sharing over the years the company developed, starting from simple text, images, videos.

The next step in Facebook Sharing

He stressed that the next step in Facebook sharing is now even more intense with inclusion of technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive video be. Live Streamer and developers got a glimpse of this new recording at F8.
Every day, around 3 million videos were persecuted by Facebook users in their news feed. Zuckerberg said that the content that we want to share is getting more sophisticated, the need for building tools that help people is to share it, is also increasing.
CBS News said in an article “Facebook users to see 3 billion videos a day in their News Feeds. Since the content we share, becomes more sophisticated,” we need to build to make tools people share, “Zuckerberg said. ”

Spherical videos, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

News Feed is supported in the near future “ball Movies”, developed with 24 cameras and lets the audience with their mouse to move the video. You can use your cursor and move in a 3D environment, such as the material further. This immersive videos are now supported by YouTube.

A few years from now, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will be fully integrated into the social network. The Facebook Platform buying Oculus Rift, the ball videos are interesting. Users can strap on your VR headsets and a 360-degree spherical video. You will feel as if they are in this video. Virtual reality is thus the newsfeed interesting.
At F8, visitors could try one by entering the technology “teleportation station.” They were able to get a distant view of the interior of the Facebook headquarters.

TechCrunch said, “One thing that we can think of is that Facebook takes his Oculus VR activities up a notch, or inviting developers together on the journey Facebook has been widely demonstrated the capabilities of the new Crescent Bay Edition PR head head in. the past few months at various events. And since today is actually the first anniversary of the takeover, this could be a moment ripe open to more input from developers to be the platform. ”
No release date for the software is still preserved. But, we can expect our news feed will be immersive, and we can watch the videos with VR headsets.

 
Virtual Reality Moves Beyond Video Games
March 20, 2015
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Virtual reality is usually with video games. They put on a VR headset and immerse yourself in the world of gaming. But there’s more to virtual reality than just gaming. Other applications of this technology are tested by different companies. So Oculus example, to explore other options, so they find more success in other markets. The recently concluded 2015 International CES saw demonstrations of different ways to be used in virtual reality.
If you want to know the other applications of virtual reality, you can read in this post.

Demonstrations at CES

At CES last week there were some demonstrations of virtual reality. People who Oculus Riftheadset wore were taken alternate reality world of a museum, where they were greeted by an animated T-Rex an audio and video. In the same ad, they were practically lifted to the top of a skyscraper. When she went to the edge in the virtual world and bent over, they were to see the traffic that was hundreds of meters below capable of. It was found that more than one participant experienced the fear of heights.

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In a further demonstration were the event participants, the VR headset uses a position to a Pixar-like fight scene between two robots, which could be seen in a 360-degree video to see. You could their right to look to the left and even behind to catch the action.
The vice president of product Oculus, Nate Mitchell, said: “We have from the beginning, we are told great players, and we started Oculus VR consumers and deliver revolutionize games But it can also end up being that VR is more. film as a game. ”

Other companies are working on Virtual Reality

Virtual reality movies are also becoming popular. Jaunt VR, a company based in California, has created a prototype 3D camera to create the user with their own VR movies by adding them to 360 degrees.
AltspaceVR, is the development of software for conferences and meetings in virtual reality. The app uses AltspaceVR head tracking capabilities of VR headsets and tracked, how and in which direction the head movements and translate them into the movement of the avatar.
Sulon Technologies demoed software prototypes at CES, which users move a virtual full-size engine can. This technology could improve for manufacturing.
The various applications of virtual reality are thus a proof that this technology no longer be limited to video games.
What do you think?
If the use of virtual reality in other areas be helpful for people? Do you have the Oculus Rift used for? Share your thoughts in the comments below