Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

John Oliver

Abstract

This is a project about extending the capabilities of current consumer virtual reality systems. The goal of the project was to extend the capabilities of the Oculus Rift Headset in order to create a system which would allow a user to explore a virtual environment in an immersive way just as they would explore reality. The system created would allow a user to explore a virtual environment by walking around in a familiar immersive manner. This was accomplished using the Unreal Development Kit, a state of the art GPS system, and industry proven IMU. The user’s movements are tracked as he walks around a large open space and these movements are then processed and fed into the virtual world to move the game avatar. This project, called Insight, will allow a user to explore virtual worlds in an intuitive way that used to be the stuff of science fiction.

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