The Future Of Trading - VR Headsets Replace Multiple Screens

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The Future Of Trading - VR Headsets Replace Multiple Screens

Postby PebbleTrader » Tue May 14, 2013 2:48 pm

Oculus Rift

Play the video on that site if not familiar ----^

Basically this is the closest to VR that the world has ever seen, no lag when
you look around, you are immersed (can't see the edges of the screen),
3D, changed FOV and software tricks create an experience like never
before possible.

Most traders have multiple screens like (or more screens):
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You can only really look at ONE screen at a time, our eyes are just not able
to focus on multiple screens at the same time. If we want to look at a
different screen, we have to turn our head to where that screen is and than
are eyes focus on that area of the new screen with a different
chart/application on it.

All those screens and hardware will be replaced with a VR Headset like the
Oculus Rift. When you turn your head (kind of like when I was describing
how it's currently done, to turn to look at a different screen), the
SOFTWARE would pan to a "new screen" in VR, with a different chart or
application. So if I look up and left, that's one screen, than look slightly
down, that's a new screen/chart, turn my head more centered, a new
screen/chart/application, look up slightly, but still centered, another
screen...etc. You could easily have an array of 6 screens with just the VR
headset and replace all the physical screens/hardware...

How cool is that?! Maybe I'll email them for a developer kit and tell them
the idea for replacing multiple screens...
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Postby PebbleTrader » Tue May 14, 2013 2:52 pm

Now add in the Leap Motion and it would be extra cool!

Leap Motion
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Postby PebbleTrader » Thu May 16, 2013 11:50 pm

Ibex Virtual Desktop

Someone is already working on it!

Not quite what I had envisioned but looks like other people are already thinking about applications besides gaming.

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Postby PebbleTrader » Fri May 17, 2013 3:07 am

Cool Mod

Cool mod for toggling back to the real world!
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Postby PebbleTrader » Fri May 17, 2013 2:31 pm

My prediction is that the Oculus Rift will be very commonplace within a few years, replacing the screens we are using now the majority of the time...

It's very exciting
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Postby PebbleTrader » Fri May 17, 2013 6:49 pm

I sent the developer of IBEX Virtual Desktop a message:

"Hi,

I don't have the dev kit but I was following your project.

From the demo video it doesn't look like you have the virtual screens
angled to one central point.

A lot of people use 3+ monitors/screens that are all angled so that a user
sitting in a fixed location can see any of the screens (like attached pic).

What you have so far looks like you can walk around in a virtual world, but
the thing that is most important is how it feels when you are fixed in one
location and viewing say 3 screens at a time. The centered screen directly
in front of you and than one screen to the right of the centered screen, and
one screen just to the left of the centered screen that are angled toward a
single fixed point in space.

There could be an array of X screens (say an array of 6 screens) with each
screen showing a different application running on it.

My interest is not so much for gaming (although that would be cool too),
but for work/computer experience. I think your project has so much
potential to radically change how things are being done.

You can only really look at ONE physical screen at a time, our eyes are just
not able to focus on multiple screens at the same time. If we want to look
at a different screen, we have to turn our head to where that screen is and
than are eyes focus on that area of the new screen with a different
application on it.

Have you considered this with your project?"
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Postby PebbleTrader » Fri May 17, 2013 6:52 pm

My friend who is unfortunately several states away from me, has the Oculus Rift dev kit and says it's mind blowing how real the experience is and that he has never been more excited about anything in his life!

I'm tempted to drive to see him so I can experience it ! :)
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Postby Jalarupa » Sun May 19, 2013 2:44 pm

I'm excited for the possibility that augmented reality will offer traders....

Google Glass will offer you the ability to be engaged in life and still keep your eyes on the price or even charts...

Like when you driving... I imagine that the windscreen will allow for data to be displayed... I know BMW are currently doing it...

So yeah this is really awesome stuff
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Postby PebbleTrader » Sun May 19, 2013 5:43 pm

I asked my buddy who has a dev kit if it felt/looked like 2D screen on your eyes or more like 3D glasses and he said neither, and that he is no longer interested in 2D or 3D...he said that if felt like you were inside the game experiencing it as if it were real...

Crazy!
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Postby PebbleTrader » Sun May 19, 2013 7:34 pm

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