Designing Virtual Reality Systems is now easier.
Designing Virtual Reality Systems is now easier with newer technologies. 3D vision and virtual technology is progressing at a fast pace in the technological world encompassing a wide variety of applications. Biggest companies and manufacturers of the world are developing new products based on virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual reality creates a completely fabricated and immersive virtual world isolating the user from the real world. Conversely, augmented reality creates a blend between the real and virtual world and the user is able to differentiate and interact with both the worlds.
Some of the latest technologies using virtual reality include Oculus Rift Crescent Bay, Samsung Gear VR and Sony Project Morpheus, while the products using augmented reality include Microsoft HoloLens and ODG Smart glasses. Another product providing a blend of both virtual and augmented reality is Google’s Magic Leap.
Designing Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems
HoloLens – A Step Closer
HoloLens is a pair of googles or a headset that blends virtual world with the real world using augmented reality. Instead of complete immersion in the virtual world, it amalgamates the real world with the holographic world. This product uses holograms to create enhancement of objects virtually and you can interact with these enhancements or holograms using voice commands, gestures and eye movements. Microsoft HoloLens is equipped with Windows 10 providing a powerful and effective platform.
Oculus Rift Crescent Bay
Recently, Oculus presented their update virtual reality product known as Oculus Rift Crescent Bay that comes with a gear innovator, mobile content and high fidelity audio on mobile and PC. This technological product provides complete immersion in the virtual world, both visually and sonically. You can look around the virtual world seamlessly and enjoy an intuitive and natural experience with the custom tracking technology in this device. Oculus Audio SDK is an upcoming feature combined with head tracking ability of Rift.
Samsung Gear VR – A Virtual Reality Headset
Samsung Gear VR is an impressive and accessible headset based on virtual reality. It is a wireless device that can easily be used by the consumers. Portability makes it better with satisfactory latency and resolution. This accessory is relatively affordable and provides a comfortable experience. However, it has a limitation that it works only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It is a major drawback because the product can become outdated in a few months until it expands its features and games.
Magic Leap – Google’s Big Splash after Google Glass
Google invested a huge amount of money in Magic Leap. This technology exceeds virtual reality and augmented reality according to the manufacturers. It can be considered as a Google Glass that can blend graphics generated by the computer with the real world. It is a lightweight wearable equipped with lenses, fiber optic projectors and cameras and is closer to augmented reality. It allows you to generate images of real objects that are indistinguishable and place those images into the real world seamlessly. The Lilliputian projector is used in this device to shine images and light into the eyes of the user that will prevent neurological deficits caused by stereoscopic 3D.