OSVR is teaming up with 28 universities to explore VR potential

OSVR is attempting to create a hardware platform where “all aspects of [VR gaming] — input devices, games, and output — are unified” They want everyone to be experimenting with every possible angle of virtual reality. That is why they are now sending development kits to a list of iniversities as part of the OSVR Academia program.

“The technologies that drive virtual reality are changing quickly, and a standardized platform like OSVR enables technology to adapt to that shift more quickly than ever before,” said Aaron Westre [VR Design Lab at the University of Minnesota]. “We need to integrate new hardware devices and software techniques as soon as they’re available. The modular architecture of OSVR offers us an efficient platform to increase our agility and invent new VR experiences for users.”

List of Universities in the program:
Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Desert Research Institute, USA
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Iowa State University, USA
Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, USA
North Dakota State University, USA
Ohio University, USA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Ryerson University, Canada
The Art Institute of Vancouver, Canada
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
University College London, UK
University of California, Berkeley, USA
University of California, Riverside, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
University of Central Florida, USA
University of Minnesota, USA
University of New Mexico, USA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
University of Portsmouth, UK
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Virginia Tech, USA
Wichita State University, USA
York University, Canada


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