Critical Evaluation of Virtual Reality Platforms

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Over the last few years the field of virtual reality developed from a subject known to a few select researchers to a household discussion topic. Research into the subject over that period has increased the available software from a few systems running on expensive machines to systems that can give reasonable results on an inexpensive PC. This paper introduces the design of one such system, developed specifically for creating virtual reality applications on a parallel architecture. This system, referred to as the VROS (Virtual Reality Operating System), is then compared with other systems, which were being developed at the same time. Practical experience with the other systems is limited since many require specialized hardware, both for computation and for interaction. For this reason, the discussion will concentrate mainly on design rather than performance issues.
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  • By har_johal
    Apr 21, 2012
    "Research at CalU, USA" Dr.Hartinder S Johal is a Post Doctoral candidate at CalU, USA. He holds Doctorate from York University, Canada, Master of Science from BITS and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering with honors from GNDU, India respectively. His research focuses on Tomographical Aspects in Applications of Parallel and Distributed computing in Virtual Reality Systems. He has over dozen research papers to his credit and have co-authored three books. He holds numerous Research and Masters Assistant-ships throughout North America and Europe.
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Hartinder Singh Johal
October 1, 2011
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