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This Portable Oculus Rift Rig Goes From Folded To Ready In ‘Under 60 Seconds’

April 25, 2019 / DAVID HEANEY

Canadian engineering company Iris Dynamics created a portable Oculus Rift rig which can go from folded to fully booted inside VR in “under 60 seconds”.The pelican case has a full gaming PC built into it, alongside a touchscreen and space for the Rift and Touch controllers. Even better, the Rift sensors are built into retractable arms. The further apart the sensors, the more resistant the controller tracking will be to occlusion issues so this was an important design goal. Iris builds specialty/custom force feedback hardware mainly for VR training and VR amusement park rides. This case isn’t, and never will be, a consumer product. It’s a custom solution designed to make it easier for their training clients to conduct VR training on the go. The upcoming Rift S may make future projects of this kind simpler thanks to the onboard sensors. However the PC will still be needed, as the Oculus Quest isn’t powerful enough for these kinds of detailed training simulati...