The Rift is really a virtual reality mind-mounted display produced by Oculus VR. It had been initially suggested inside a Kickstarter campaign, throughout which Oculus VR (at that time a completely independent company) elevated US$2.4 million to add mass to the merchandise.
The Rift is going to be launched in Q1 2016, which makes it among the first consumer-specific virtual reality headphones. Oculus has referred to it as being “the very first really professional PC-based VR headset”. It features a resolution of 1080×1200 per eye, a 90 HZ refresh rate, along with a wide area of view. It’s integrated earphones which offer spatialised audio. The Rift has both spinning and positional monitoring on all 6 axes. The positional monitoring is carried out with a separate monitoring unit, that is incorporated with every Rift and normally sits around the user’s desk. This technique enables for implementing the Rift while sitting, standing, or travelling exactly the same room.
The Rift went through many prototype versions within the years because the Kickstarter campaign, around 5 which were demoed towards the public. A couple of these prototypes were offered openly as ‘development kits’, DK1 at the end of 2012 and DK2 in mid 2014, to provide designers an opportunity to develop content prior to the Rift’s release. However, both were also bought by a lot of fanatics who wanted to obtain an early preview from the technology. These development kits are also utilized in an open context by companies like a advertising tool in addition to proven on popular talk shows, as well as utilized by militaries.