The HTC Vive is a very advanced piece of technology that allows you to immerse yourself in virtual worlds. It is developed by HTC and Valve and consists of a headset, controllers and so-called base stations. The headset includes a display for each eye with a resolution of 1080×1200 (for the original HTC Vive) and 1440×1600 (for the new HTC Vive Pro, 2018). This gives for an excellent viewing quality, which will help you get immersed easily. The headset features lots of sensors among which an accelerometer, gyroscope, front camera and laser sensors. The latter sensors are being used in combination with the base stations to define the position of the headset at any given time within the 3D space.
The HTC Vive has a framerate of 90 frames per second, to ensure a smooth video feed for each eye. This high frame rate is required to avoid so-called motion sickness which happens if the frame rate drops too significantly for your eyes. The displays exhibit a wide field of view of more than 110 degrees.