VR HW Categories
• Head-Mounted Display (HMD):
– Integrated: A HMD with the screen integrated into the
– With mobile device: A HMD using a third-party mobile
devices as screen.
– Head device/Glove/Body unit
– Haptic (touch feedback)
• 3D camera/audio
• End to End platform
Typical integrated VR HMD
Oculus Rift Sony
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Typical VR HMD with mobile device
Samsung GearVR Google Cardboard Durovis dive Sulon Cortex
ZEISS VR ONE
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• It funded via Kickstarter and snapped by Facebook
• It has a resolution of 960x1080 per eye, a 90 Hz
refresh rate, and a wide field of view
• The consumer edition is set to ship in Q1 2016, with
two wireless Oculus Touch controllers to allow hand
tracking, and Xbox One control pad compatibility.
• Price : $TBC
• It's half virtual and half augmented reality. It merges
real world elements with virtual 'holographic' images.
• There's no connection to a PC – a full Win 10 system is
built into the headset and runs off a battery
• It uses Kinect-style tech to recognize gestures and voice
commands, and the headset has a 120 degree FOV.
• There's no word on a release date
• Price : $TBC
Sony Project Morpheus
• It is designed to be fully functional with the
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game systems.
• It is currently a prototype and Sony says it will be
released in the first half of 2016.
• It included an OLED 1920x1080 display in 120fps. It
features a high FOV, 6DOF head-tracking, LED
• Price : $TBC
• It’s developed in co-production between HTC and Valve
Corporation. The Vive plugs into PCs and work with
Valve's mammoth gaming ecosystem
• It packs 70 sensors(9 DOF), 360 degree head-tracking
and offers a 90Hz refresh rate.
• It is operated in a 15 feet by 15 feet (4.5 by 4.5 meters)
tracking space "Lighthouse”.
• Price : $TBC
Samsung Gear VR
• The Gear VR is an Oculus Rift powered device that uses a
Samsung Galaxy smartphone (Note 4 or Galaxy S6) as its
processor and display.
• The Galaxy handset simply slots in front of the lenses, into
a Micro USB dock, and uses its Super AMOLED display as
• It's already added a host of games and a whole
marketplace of VR video content called Milk VR, which is
available in the US
• Price : $199.99
Dream Specs for VR HMD
• 10K+ resolution per eye
• 2 ms persistence of pixel on screen
• 20 ms latency of total time between motion to
• 160 degree field of view
• 120 Hz refresh rate of stereo render
• 1 mm accuracy on head tracking for rotation
Typical treadmill/foot controller
• The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral
device which is designed to be placed on a physical
desktop, facing upward.
• Using two monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared
LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area,
to a distance of about 1 meter (3.28084 feet).
• The LEDs generate pattern-less IR light and the cameras
capture almost 300 frames per second of reflected data
• Virtuix launched a Kickstarter campaign in
June 2013 to raise money for manufacturing.
• The Omni is designed to accommodate a user
height ranging from (1.42 m – 1.95cm), and a
weight up to 285lbs (130kg)
• The Size are 47″x42″x27″, 160lbs.
• Price: $699
Typical Haptics controller
Tesla suit iMotion
Typical 3D camera/audio
Kor-fx Gaming vest
• KOR-FX provide force feedback, and lets you
feel every movement, bullet, and explosion in
• It has a spherical design that is covered with eight
synchronized camera sensors capturing 3D video in a
span of 360-degrees
• Nokia OZO also has three microphones, and is able to
detect where a specific noise or sound is coming from.
• It can also be rendered within a short period of time
for instant preview, this is a critical advantage.
• Price: $TBC
• The Matterport uses an array of 2D and 3D
sensors to quickly capture the appearance
and dimensions of a space.
What problems are left to solve?
• True natural input
• Body and eyes tracking
• Believable haptic
• Binaural audio production
• New kind of navigation and control
• Complete experiences with VR native OS
• VR story telling and design rules
• Effective multi-user experience
• Social acceptance
The skill or software you may need
• Game engine
• Oculus SDK
• Audio production
• Digital art
• Experience design
• 3D development
Some core software is ready & free
• Unreal engine
• Valve Source project