Oculus Rift have revealed a new prototype headgear with head tracking technology which they are calling the 'Crystal Cove Prototype'.
Oculus showed off the new virtual reality headset at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Crystal Cove differs from earlier VR headsets because it has head tilt sensors with a new 3D positional-tracking solution.
The new tracking system works by using a small camera that tracks small IR nodes that you can see in the image that are placed on the outside of the VR headset.
Using these IR nodes and the camera to track them allows the movements to be accurately tracked in 3D space, as opposed to simple turns and tilting of the head as before. This could, for example, allow you to lean around corners, duck behind scenery or move towards or away from a scene in real-time.
All this tech doesn't come cheap according to Nate Mitchell Vip President of Oculus:
No ballpark figure or release date has been given yet for the VR system, we will keep you updated as soon as we hear more.
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