Intel’s Project Alloy is an all in one VR platform made with Intel’s RealSense technologies. It will be offered as an open platform in 2017.
The platform will allow for a cordless experience where the user will have free range of motion. This is made possible through the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD). There is built in collision detection to prevent the user from running into their environment in addition to RealSense. RealSense allows the user to see and interact with the real world while merging the virtual environment in real time. It does this through mapping the environment to provide depth perception and tracking. Intel calls this MR, or Merged Reality.
What makes Alloy unique is that everything you need is in the headset itself. This means that you don’t have to have it connected to a powerful computer or console. It does not require external sensors or cameras for tracking. The unit can also interact with other users wearing Alloy allowing for a multi-user experience.
Project Alloy will be an open hardware system allowing developers to create their own products based on this technology. Intel has also partnered up with Microsoft to make for a better Windows based VR experience.
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