Positional tracking for Oculus Rift Crystal Cove

With video goggles like the Oculus Rift you can look around in a virtual environment. The new prototype of Oculus VR called “Crystal Cove” allows the user even to move a little bit in front of a IR-Camera, which reduces the motion sickness.

With the tracking technology of ImmerSight the user can really walk in every direction of the area, totally free! The ImmerSight technology is based on passive white markers on a carbon ring. One single regular USB-camera takes pictures of the user and so the position and orientation of the user’s head is detected by the software algorithm. The algorithm is that efficient that it works on a Laptop. The technology is not based on infra-red, so it is robust to sun light and works perfectly at window-sides.

The video shows the “Carbon Cove” called combination of ImmerSight tracking technology and the Oculus Rift. The result is real positional tracking for video goggles, which is very immersive. The carbon ring is very light-weight and completely passive, so no power for LEDs or any electronics is needed. By the use of the ZEISS Cinemizer a wireless transmission of the video signal is possible, so the user is absolutely free in walking and feels an even deeper immersion.

The ImmerSight tracking technology turns simple video goggles into Room Glasses, which lets you experience immersion into the virtual room by real walking.

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