This Oculus Rift hack will make your brain explode. Probably.
Intrepid makers folk in Poland have created an Oculus Rift mod that will shift your perspective, literally.
As an entry for the Intel Make It competition the clever creators mounted two GoPros on a tall antenna carried in a backpack connected to Oculus Rift. The result? Walking along with a view from several feet higher than usual.
Since the cameras are pointed down the user's head can be seen from the heightened perspective – just like being in a third-person game. Imagine the augmented reality gaming possibilities for this. Your garden could be turned into a battle ground over-run with alien invaders you must escape. All it needs is some HUD data and health levels and it would feel decidedly game-like.
Since this was simply a competition entry we're not expecting it to appear anywhere soon but it's a great idea that will hopefully push AR gaming in new directions.