my name is Lionel and I'm passionate about VR since years. I was in the first backers of the Oculus Rift kickstarter and I have to say that even if the dev kit is a great device, I am quite disappointed with the 90° horizontal FOV.
With 2 friends of mine we developed an ultra wide field of view HMD which almost completely surround the human vision (210° FOV), giving a fully immersive experience.
I let you discover our project through this video we made for a contest in France:
We entered the contest with the hope of developing the prototype to the point it can be made available to people. According to the very positive comments we got on the project, we think it would be a shame not to try to do something with it.
If you like this initiative, don't forget to support us by voting (everything is explained on the youtube page), it's free and it's open to international supporters.
Anyway, feel free to ask any question or comment on the prototype, feedback is always great to help us with the motivation since we are doing this on our free time as a hobby