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Oculus Rift-A Virtual Reality Headset

Abstract:
The Rift is a virtual reality head-mounted display developed
by Oculus VR. It was initially proposed in a Kickstarter campaign, during
which Oculus VR (at the time an independent company) raised US$2.4
million for the development of the product.
The Rift will be released in Q1 2016, making it one of the first consumertargeted virtual reality headsets. Oculus has described it as "the first
really professional PC-based VR headset". It has a resolution of
1080x1200 per eye, a 90 HZ refresh rate, and a wide field of view. It has
integrated headphones which provide spatialised audio. The Rift has
full 6 degree of freedom rotational and positional tracking. The positional
tracking is performed by a separate tracking unit, which is included with
each Rift and normally sits on the user's desk. This system allows for
using the Rift while sitting, standing, or walking around the same room.
The Rift has gone through many prototype versions in the years since
the Kickstarter campaign, around 5 of which were demoed to the public.
Two of these prototypes were sold publicly as 'development kits', DK1 in
late 2012 and DK2 in mid 2014, to give developers a chance to develop
content in time for the Rift's release. However, both were also bought by
a large number of enthusiasts who wished to get an early preview of the
technology.