About VRWiki

This Wiki is dedicated to Virtual reality (VR), which consists in simulating physical presence in computer-generated environments, whether they are inspired of real places (past or existing) or completely imaginary ones. It was created because of the resurgence of Virtual Reality in recent times, mainly thanks to the Oculus Rift project which goal is to provide an affordable wide FOV head-mounted display (HMD) to the masses.

Key components

Latency Field of view Head tracking precision Hand tracking Low persistence Direct mode Presence

Tracking

A small list of IMU / INS / INU : http://damien.douxchamps.net/research/imu/

Wireless components

Transceiver nRF24L01+ Module with Chip Antenna ($19.95) : https://www.sparkfun.com/products/691 http://hackaday.com/2012/02/13/wireless-controllers-for-all-your-retro-systems/

Rotational head-tracking

Hillcrest FSRK-USB-2 ($99)
Sparkfun
YEI 3-Space Embedded ($99) http://www.yeitechnology.com/productdisplay/3-space-embedded-0
YEI 3-Space Micro USB ($100) http://www.yeitechnology.com/productdisplay/3-space-micro-usb
Mongoose
ArduIMU+ V3 : http://store.diydrones.com/ArduIMU_V3_p/kt-arduimu-30.htm
Adjacent Reality Tracker (probably similar to the one used in the Rift)
STM32F3DISCOVERY ($10.66) http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/tools/FM116/SC959/SS1532/PF254044 https://sites.google.com/site/stm32f3discovery/home/gettingstartedwiththestm32f3discoveryusingcrossworksforarm http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/stm32f3discovery-things-that-you-can-get-for-10-90?xg_source=activity http://engineering-diy.blogspot.fr/2012/11/stm32f3-discovery-eclipse-openocd.html
Invensense MPU9150 (29,90 €)
TI Bluetooth SensorTag kit http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/11/03/ti-bluetooth-sensortag-kit/ http://www.ti.com/tool/cc2541dk-sensor
PNI SpacePoint SCOUT ($99) http://www.pnicorp.com/gaming/SpacePoint_Scout
GY-85 6DOF 9DOF IMU Sensor Module for Arduino ($11.81) : http://dx.com/p/gy-85-6dof-9dof-imu-sensor-module-for-arduino-148436
9 axis ITG3200/ITG3205 ADXL345 HMC5883L ($9.89) : http://www.ebay.com/itm/310513793857

Positional head-tracking


Wiimote

DIY 6 DoF Optical Position Tracking for the Oculus Rift (Wiimote) : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18013
WiiMoCap http://www.pitt.edu/~nak54/Wiimote-poster-a4.pdf http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=80633#p80633 http://wiimocap.blogspot.fr/
3D Spatial Interaction with the Wii Remote for Head-Mounted Display Virtual Reality : http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.193.2431

PS Eye / PS Move

DIY 6 DoF Optical Positioning : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18013 https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2790
Datura head-tracking http://www.webpronews.com/sony-shows-off-playstation-move-virtual-reality-2012-05 http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/15/hands-on-datura-and-sonys-playstation-move-powered-virtual-reality-helmet/ https://vimeo.com/39330889 http://www.roadtovr.com/2012/08/08/datura-virtual-reality-setup-using-sony-hmz-t1-hmd-930
Project Holodeck http://hackaday.com/2013/02/12/university-research-dollars-poured-into-developing-a-holodeck/
Head holder for motion controller http://forum.ipisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7134
PS Move API head tracking test
Oculus Rift PlayStation Move Body Tracking Test #1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-rcU8cfdD4

Freetrack

Unity Freetrack Positional Tracking : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1968

Magnetometers

Startup Uses a Smartphone Compass to Track People Indoors : http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428494/startup-uses-a-smartphone-compass-to-track-people-indoors/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=107048#p107048

Optical

Visual Odometry/Position Tracking Worklog [Computer Vision] : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=18148
Computer Vision Headtracking Prototype : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=16117
Atlas: Virtual Reality Made Real : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/62367895/atlas-virtual-reality-made-real?ref=live http://www.roadtovr.com/2013/08/12/atlas-turn-your-living-room-into-a-holodeck-with-just-a-printer-and-a-phone-7460
Suits and markers : http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/products/suits-markers/
Lumitrack http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2013/october/oct7_motiontracking.html http://www.kurzweilai.net/carnegie-mellon-disney-motion-tracking-technology-is-extremely-precise-and-inexpensive-with-minimal-lag http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18730 http://chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/Lumitrack
castAR Tracking Camera ($75) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/technicalillusions/castar-the-most-versatile-ar-and-vr-system http://www.roadtovr.com/castar-offers-ar-vr-one-compelling-package-kickstarter-now-live/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2jivea/engadget_article_on_castar_developer_glasses/ http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/17/castar-augmented-reality/
A High-Accuracy, Low-Cost Localization System for Wireless Sensor Networks
Silicon Retinas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaJNxRQmxLQ https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3k7lxf/ibm_dynamic_vision_sensor_frameless_camera/

RF

RF Tracking System : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=15623 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYyFUQbWC1E http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1d0y14/so_ive_been_working_on_my_own_positioning_system/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2r1862/rf_position_tracking_system_new_prototype/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN97Qanfd_8 http://www.brenodi.com/ http://www.roadtovr.com/the-void-is-a-vr-experience-which-fuses-physical-and-virtual-reality-environments/

GPS

Red Rovr Motion System http://vr.wikinet.org/wiki/Red_Rovr_Motion_System
Piksi http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/swiftnav/985736936?token=398b4977 http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=140295#p140295

Hand tracking

Input controllers

Skeletal tracking

Noitom https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1246
Oculus Full Body Test using Kinect : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2842
Combining mocap with the Oculus Rift : http://www.3dfocus.co.uk/3d-news-2/combing-mocap-with-the-oculus-rift/13635
full body tracking in UDK : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=15564 http://www.roadtovr.com/2012/10/07/yei-full-body-tracking-unreal-engine-1511

Feedback simulation

Galvanic vestibular stimulation
Novint XIO
Novint Falcon
Muscle-Propelled Force Feedback
PHANTOM Desktop
3rd Space Gaming Vest
Festo ExoHand
Reactive Grip
ARAIG Gaming Impact Vest http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=17722 http://www.mtbs3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13440
Surround Haptics : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110808152421.htm
Haptic Shoes (2010) http://www.academia.edu/360507/Identification_of_Virtual_Grounds_Using_Virtual_Reality_Haptic_Shoes_and_Sound_Synthesis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3P2lKVDMXk
G6 Driving Simulator http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/g6-driving-simulator http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1r5ojk/gravitom_g6_a_helmet_for_sim_racing_that/
UltraHaptics http://big.cs.bris.ac.uk/projects/ultrahaptics http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/27shx4/ultrahaptics_for_creating_haptic_feedback/
KOR-FX Gaming Vest https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kor-fx/kor-fx-gaming-vest-4dfx-haptic-feedback-system http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/27sxxl/korfx_gaming_vest_kickstarter_has_launched/ https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9525 http://www.roadtovr.com/hands-on-kor-fx-haptic-gaming-vest-preview/
Dexmo Gamma http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2ejzmj/updatedexmo_gamma_affordable_and_easy_to_put_on/
UltraHaptics http://ultrahaptics.com/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2h4kue/tactile_touchless_feedback_will_let_you_reach_out/ http://www.factor-tech.com/connected-world/8113-tactile-touchless-feedback-will-let-you-reach-out-and-feel-virtual-worlds/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2v9pvx/3d_haptics_immersive_virtual_reality_that_you_can/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJK7IF91jmQ
Electrotactile Arrays http://www.hizook.com/blog/2010/08/11/electrotactile-arrays-texture-and-pressure-feedback-during-robotic-teleoperation http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2iwsx7/electrotactile_arrays_for_position_rotation/
Haptic holograms http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2o0g25/haptic_holograms_let_you_touch_3d_virtual_objects/ http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26640-haptic-holograms-let-you-touch-the-void-in-vr.html

Tactile feedback

Revel
Traxion http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/26w3ib/traxion_a_tactile_interaction_device_with_virtual/ https://vimeo.com/84665437 http://lab.rekimoto.org/projects/traxion/

Locomotion devices


Software


Games


Demos


Applications


Content


Movies


Images

VORTEX 8k Fulldome Still : http://www.luniere.com/2012/07/31/vortex-8k-fulldome-still/

VR setups


Lookforyourhands
Project Holodeck
Survios http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/05/19/virtual-reality-company-survios-gets-4-million-in-venture-funding/
MoCap Games http://www.mocapgames.com/
Oculus Rift - Slip Ring Ideas : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15933
VIRTSIM http://www.roadtovr.com/virtsim-virtual-reality-platform/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=15697
The Simulacrum - The Altenative to an ODT : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=15191
Torque Game Engine: Modifications for stereoscopic display and motion tracking : http://paulbourke.net/stereographics/torquedemo/
VRcade http://www.vrcade.com/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13480:sfvr-vrcade-shows-off&catid=35&Itemid=73 http://www.techhive.com/article/2038936/vrcade-aims-to-be-the-worlds-first-virtual-reality-arcade.html http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/11/on-the-move-vrcade-combines-free-motion-with-head-mounted-virtual-reality/ http://www.king5.com/news/local/Virtual-reality-gets-real-with-Seattle-startups-technology--245219811.html
Intern Project Demo: Oculus Rift and OpenStage 2 : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1hjqm2/openstage_markerless_motion_capture_and_oculus/
Virtual Edge https://vimeo.com/66908141 http://www.itec.co.uk/page.cfm/Action=Exhib/ExhibID=141 http://www.virtualedgeinc.com/
Immersion Coaster at La Ronde, Montreal
Virtual Reality Insanity
Inversion Project
Valve's VR room http://www.3delement.com/?p=332 http://www.roadtovr.com/valve-head-mounted-display-virtual-reality-headset-steam-dev-days/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1vc9gz/im_a_dev_that_got_to_try_valves_vr_demo/ http://www.psoih.com/?p=518 http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=776513
Positional Tracking for Oculus Rift Crystal Cove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHu4X4KlDY
IBM ReturnServe https://www-07.ibm.com/innovation/au/ausopen/serve.html
Kintinuous http://www.roadtovr.com/news-bits-kintinuous-fuses-virtual-reality-oculus-rift-kinect/
CONVRGE http://www.convrge.co/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpdP7Wyp438 http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2d8bi0/hey_roculus_were_convrge_and_heres_our_first/
Pointman
HoVR http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2dc4hl/hovr_a_blender_game_engine_demo_for_the_oculus/ http://lubosz.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/hovr-a-blender-game-engine-demo-for-the-oculus-rift-and-the-nintendo-balance-board/
The Void https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3gwbxw/i_have_been_inside_the_void_its_a_fullbody_vr/ http://www.splitscreen-gaming.com/articles/enter-the-void