The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Headset Allows Greater Freedom of Motion

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jan 8, 2015
References: oculus & cnet
The latest revisions for the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay headset, which was showcased at this year's CES, allow users to move through space.

Positional tracking is facilitated by an external camera, as was the case with previous iterations of the device; however, this time around, users are able to perform a whole range of motion, including ducking, kneeling and twisting. CES participants were able to demo the device in a padded room, allowing them to exercise freedom of movement in total safety.

The eyewear for the device has also been updated with Fresnel lenses, along with improved display resolution, creating a more realistic, immersive experience. Auditory VR, permitted by the fold-down headphones, allow for 3D positional sound.