Intel Unveils Mixed Reality Helmet

Intel Unveils Mixed Reality Helmet
Intel Unveils Mixed Reality Helmet

Video: Intel Unveils Mixed Reality Helmet

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Unlike other VR headsets, Alloy does not require a connection to either a smartphone or a computer - the processor, video core and battery are built into it by default. Alloy is also equipped with a 3D camera system and Real Sense motion sensors, which allows the helmet to recognize objects in the real world and bring them into virtual space, mixing both realities into one.

During the presentation of the device, an Intel speaker in a helmet was able to turn a figure on a virtual lathe using a dollar bill, which he held in his hand in reality. In the long term, this means that a person wearing an Alloy helmet will be able to interact with objects in virtual reality using their arms, legs and foreign objects, without resorting to the help of controllers, as, for example, in HTC Vive.

HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset, works in a similar way. The difference between them is that HoloLens relies mainly on the real world, adding virtual objects to it, and Alloy is an almost full-fledged virtual reality helmet, which, however, is able to add physical objects to it. Roughly speaking, Alloy is HoloLens in reverse.

Alloy is still in the prototype stage, so the image quality and the accuracy with which the helmet tracks a person's movements are not as advanced as in the same HTC Vive. However, according to Intel representatives, Alloy solves two big problems associated with such devices. Firstly, the absence of additional wires means much more freedom of movement for a person wearing a helmet. Secondly, the camera system captures the real environment, so the chances of wandering around the virtual world in your room, hitting a table or hitting a wall (such cases are not uncommon among HTC Vive owners) are reduced to zero.

In addition, Intel has enlisted the support of Microsoft. With the Windows Holographic platform, developers will be able to create mixed reality apps. So it is quite possible that in the near future you will control Windows 10 not with a mouse - but with your own hands directly.

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