DARPA is Playing with the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is currently mostly used for gaming, but in the future it may be used to protect people. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been experimenting with the Oculus Rift and working on ways to use it to protect people from cyber attacks.


DARPA Dan, head of DARPA’s innovations office, was interviewed on 60 minutes and during the interview he showed off the different technologies that they are working on and experimenting with. The first project shown in the video was a touchscreen computer that makes it easy to locate and quarantine compromised military servers. The second piece of technology shown in the video was an Oculus Rift paired with Razer Hydra motion controllers.

During the Oculus part of the video, DARPA Dan tinkered with some sort of defense program. Sadly, he didn’t explain anything about the program, but he did compare the program to a game.

While DARPA Dan really didn’t tell us much about their Oculus Rift programs and experiments. It’s still cool to know that the Department of Defense is tinkering with a device that many gamers enjoy. Plus, it proves that virtual reality can be used for other things besides entertainment. You can watch the video interview here.

Source: VRFocus