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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Project Alloy"Just Out: Intel Wireless Virtual Reality (VR) Headset

Intel Just Made the Wireless VR Headset I’ve Always Wanted

Chris Mills | August 16, 2016

On stage at the Intel Developer Conference, Intel just unveiled a wireless VR headset. Forget setting up sensors in your office or backpack PCs: this could be the thing that makes VR not dumb.
Project Alloy is an all-in-one VR headset. That means the VR viewer, as well as the computer and sensors are all on board. Unlike the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, which require an external desktop and sensors, there’s nothing to tether yourself to here.
[...] The headset can also recognize other people, and Intel is working on a partnership with Microsoft to create a standard for mixed reality. Given than Microsoft’s HoloLens is the leader in mixed reality, that seems like a good move.

Go untethered:  Operate without pesky cords dangling from your VR headset connecting to the computer. The computing power is located in the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD), which allows the user to experience VR untethered. That means you can “cut the VR cord,” allowing a free range of motion with 6 degrees-of-freedom across a large space.  This, combined with collision detection and avoidance, enables the user to utilize physical movement to explore a virtual space.
Immersive experience: Through merged reality, see your hands, see your friends … see the wall you are about to run into. Using Intel RealSense technology, not only can you see these elements from the real world, but you can use your hands to interact with elements of your virtual world, merging realities.
No external sensors: Alloy’s merged reality is made possible by Intel RealSense cameras attached to the headset and is not dependent on setting up any external sensors or cameras around the room.
Available to make your own: The Alloy HMD is an example of how Intel’s suite of sensing and computing technologies, such as Intel RealSense technology, are being made available to developers, makers and inventors to deliver the future of immersive experiences. Additionally, Intel is collaborating with Microsoft to optimize Windows-based content and experiences on Intel-based VR devices such as Alloy.

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<more at; related articles and links: (Intel Unveils Project Alloy. August 16, 2016) and (Intel’s Project Alloy cuts cord on all-in-one VR headset. August 16, 2016)>

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