Oculus Rift in the creative hands of Johnathan Selstad

The Oculus Rift is an upcoming high-field-of-view (FOV), low-latency, consumer-priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). It is being developed by Oculus VR, who have managed to raise $2.4 million from a Kickstarter campaign.

One of the most exciting things about the Oculus Rift is that the device is now in the hands of thousands of creative people, (who funded the project with $300 or more, of course) intent on doing some very interesting things with it. Using Leap Motion, Johnathan Selstad has created what he calls ‘sword’ support, meaning that you can attempt to use a ‘real life’ object and use it to interact in a virtual space. Sounds pretty nifty.

It looks incredibly intriguing, mainly due to the fact that he’s able to use the ‘real’ object to hit other virtual objects using physics calculations. Just imagine this implemented in fully designed worlds; you could literally live a second life!

[Johnathan Selstad – YouTube]


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