Think virtual worlds, software that can track the movement of your hands and the ability to "touch" virtual items.
HTC Vive takes you and your room to virtual reality.
The latest evolution of what was originally IllumiRoom has completely removed the screen from the equation, projection mapping games across an entire room.
Vive is the best virtual-reality experience you can have right now, thanks to its motion controls and room-scale tracking. It's the closest thing to having a holodeck in your home.
RoomAlive seems like a really fun idea, but there are some limitations. We're curious: would you rather use something that transforms an entire room like RoomAlive, or strap on an Oculus headset and experience a virtual reality version?
On today's show, we check out PrintScreen, a project claiming to allow you to print out displays cheaply at home; RoomAlive, Microsoft's new "Holodeck" projector concept; and DXM Labworks, a research app designed to help teens decide against DXM abuse.
A patent filed by Microsoft describes technology that will convert your space into a full 3D gaming environment.
It's not yet the "Star Trek" Holodeck, but Oculus' improved, second developer's kit is much closer to being ready for gamers and is expected to ship in July.
Project Holodeck makes use of Oculus Rift, PlayStation Move, and Razer Hydra to create virtual-reality gaming.
Holodeck in a headset (also, best demo at CES by far).