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Presentation from second event running for Sydney Virtual reality meetup.

Updates on the latest big news in VR, including Oculus Rift DK2, Sony Morpheus, Control Vr, MYO, ANTVR, High Fidelity, Jaunt, Virtuix Omni and Loading Human.

Presentation from second event running for Sydney Virtual reality meetup.

Updates on the latest big news in VR, including Oculus Rift DK2, Sony Morpheus, Control Vr, MYO, ANTVR, High Fidelity, Jaunt, Virtuix Omni and Loading Human.

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Sydney Virtual Reality Meetup - June 2014

  1. 1. Sydney Virtual Reality June Meetup 2014 #SydVR
  2. 2. About SVR • Meet VR enthusiasts • Talk about VR • Showcase your creations
  3. 3. • Latest on VR • Mindeas startup - Martin • Interceptor VR project - Alex • Re-creating Mario 64 in VR – Chris • Demonstrations Agenda
  4. 4. Facebook Acquires Oculus VR • $2 billion acquisition • Oculus VR remains independent
  5. 5. Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 (DK2) • Position tracking • 960 x 1080 resolution per eye • 100° FOV • Lower latency • $350 USD for Kit + $35 USD tax • $75 USD shipping to Australia • Ships in July 2014
  6. 6. Sony Project Morpheus • VR for PS4 • 1080p resolution • 90° FOV • Head tracking • 3D Audio • Demonstrated at SVVR Meetup, The Tonight Show, E3 • Won’t be available for another year
  7. 7. Control VR • Sensors for each finger • $US350 per glove • Raised $260K of $250K goal with 25 days left • No tactical feedback
  8. 8. MYO Update • Reads electric signals in arm • Tracks hand, wrist, arm movement • No training needed • Fits most ages 12+ • 10K software devs interested • $US149 • Ships to devs next month, consumer version in September
  9. 9. ANTVR • VR headset + controller • 1080p • 100° FOV • Transforming controller = gun/pad • Inertial positional tracking • $300 @ KickStarter (free shipping)
  10. 10. High Fidelity • Second Life + Immersive VR • Distributed servers • Demo used PrioVR + Rift • Founder Philip Rosedale also founded Second Life
  11. 11. Extra News • Jaunt wants to bring VR to cinema • Virtuix raises $3M for Omni • Loading Human launches highly realistic sim, gets $40K on Kickstarter

Editor's Notes

  • Shown at the Silicon Valley VR meetup, Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.
    Won’t be available for another year to consumers
  • MYO additional info:
    8 EMG (electromyography) muscle activity sensors
    9 axis inertial measurement unit (3 x accelerometer, 3 x gyro, 3 x magnetometer)


    Source - http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-technology/2014/06/10/myo-motion-sensing-armband-first-look-at-the-wearables-finished-design/
  • Surpassed $200K goal with $232 with 13 days to go
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