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Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar

Virtual reality is set to get a vital dash of social reality. Researchers at the University of Southern California and Facebook’s Oculus division have demonstrated a way to track the facial expressions of someone wearing a virtual-reality headset and transfer them to a virtual character. That could make for much more rewarding socializing, work, or play in virtual worlds, because the expression of a virtual body double or otherworldly avatar could perfectly mimic that of a person’s real face. ….[READ]

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