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Oculus Rift Creator Wins 2014 World Technology Award

Since first designing the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) years ago Palmer Luckey has been recognised in many award ceremonies. Recently the 22 year old was honoured at the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards. This month sees Luckey add another accolade to his list as he has now been recognised at the 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards, which took place at the Time & Life Building in New York City, USA on 13th and 14th November.

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Luckey won the award in the entertainment category, with the ceremony noting Oculus VR’s acquisition by Facebook earlier in the year that helped  move the company into headlines. Other winners include Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX that recently expressed its own interest in using the Oculus Rift for its work. Those interested in the awards and the summit itself can find a selection of videos featuring tech presentations and keynote speeches at its official website.

Luckey is currently working with Oculus VR to prepare a consumer-ready version of the Oculus Rift. The company recently revealed its Crescent Bay prototype for the device, incorporating full 360 degree positional tracking, integrated audio and an OLED display that bests the 1080p panel seen in the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). Just when the company will reveal more on the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is not yet clear.

VRFocus will continue to follow Palmer Luckey and Oculus VR, reporting back with all of the latest updates on them.