Category: VR

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Google Keynote at SID Display Week 2017, Clay Bavor, VP of Google VR/AR

Posted by Charbax – June 9, 2017

Google is Enabling rich and immersive experiences in virtual and augmented reality, presented by Clay Bavor (at Google since 2005), Google Vice President of Virtual Reality where Google works to create an efficient and scalable software platform for rich VR and AR services to be powered by high performance, power-efficient ARM CPUs, GPUs, sensors, and where Google is also working with the Display insutry to bring amazing new ultra high resolution VR and AR displays to the market. As you can see in this video of the keynote, at the SID Display Week, Google announced they are working with Sharp to create ultra-high resolution LCD displays for VR optimized for very low lag time. Google also works to create 20megapixel per eye prototype VR and AR displays, amounting to 2.5x 4K resolution per eye. And Google is working with ARM and other companies to bring foveated rendering technology to not require the 100-150Gbit/s bandwith for VR and AR content once the microdisplays have such high resolution, this method involves using a camera to track where the eye is focusing and render a very high resolution of exactly what you’re looking at while keeping the resolution and detail lower for where you are not looking at directly, and doing all that accurately with minimal lag time.

VR-Pad V5 Detachable VR Display

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

The V5 from VR Pad is the VR headset with a detachable display. The headset features a 5.5" 1080p display with an actions processor. The V5 sells for $50-60. VR-Pad also has VR heasets which work with smartphones.

HOMMPRO VR Headsets and 360 Camera

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 2, 2017

HOMMPRO makes several virtual reality headsets such as the Hellopro smartphone virtual reality headset for $30. HOMMPRO also has all in one VR headsets with Rockchip or Allwinner processors which sell for $80 and up in bulk. HOMMPRO also makes 360 camera addons for smartphone with USB Type C.

Allwinner VR9, 6K30p, 4K60p for VR, Allwinner A63, 28nm Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760MP2

Posted by Charbax – April 18, 2017

Allwinner launches their new Allwinner VR9 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760 GPU for higher performance All-in-one VR. 6K VR can render about 6000x3000, thus upcoming VR displays with something around 3000x3000 for each eye. Then Allwinner A63 is Allwinner's new Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760MP2 GPU with support for 2K displays, on a lower power consuming 28nm process, for longer battery life, to come to the marketing within the next 1-2 months from now. At the Allwinner booth is the Seegene.com Allwinner H8 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 powered Augmented Reality headset with dual 1280x800 OLED micro-displays reflected through a prism for sale for about $1000. Allwinner also shows some of their latest tablets, kids tablets, AI speakers with Amazon Alexa API support, baby monitoring tablet and camera, panning camera tablet, A64 Powered Tablets and 2-in-1 with Android 7.0 GMS tested. The Aikun Morphus X300 having features like the Nintendo Switch but having been released a while before Nintendo. POS machines, the new Allwinner Y10 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 for interactive connected photo frames with gesture control support. All-in-one VR. A64 development board by Occocci, LTE connected solutions with Qualcomm, and solutions for the Smart Assistant Speakers market.

Loitor vision sensing Inertia Camera open-source project

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Lode presents Loitor Inertia camera project, an Intel Realsense competitor where the price can be less than $72 for the whole module. Loitor is a 3d camera system opensource that can be packaged to run with an allwinner A83 processor, the motherboard also has a Cypress CY68013 and an STMicroelectronics STM-32 system on board. The camera can recognize 3D space for indoor and outdoor mapping.

Project developers can contact Loitor here:
kang791208@aliyun.com
skype: kang791208@gmail.com
Mobile: +86 13582312223

Idealoeye 4K 360 cameras and Dual 4K VR Headset

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Idealoeye makes a 360 Degree 4k Camera for creating 360 degree videos and pictures. Idealoeye 360 contend can used in a special virtual reality headset which has dual 4k screens. The Idealens K2 is an all in one VR 2.5k resolution huge VR headset with built in processor selling for 500€. They also do a huge Dual 4K VR headset.

Dolly360: $5600 radio-controlled 360-degree dolly

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Dolly360 is a robotic dolly for 360 degree cameras for creating 360 degree pictures and video content. The Dolly360 is mobile and is moved around on wheels like an rc car. There is also a model of the Dolly360 with a Gimbal for image and video stabilization. The price of the Dolly360 is $5,600.

Rakuten Institute of Technology Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction R&D

Posted by Charbax – March 24, 2017

Rakuten Institute of Technology is the R&D organization of Rakuten Inc. in Japan. It is not a subsidiary company of Rakuten Group, but one department in charge of research and development for Rakuten Inc. Areas of research include Natural Language Processing, Multimedia Processing, Data Mining, and Massive and Distributed Computing. Rakuten is the largest e-commerce site in Japan, they have signed a 4-year $200M deal for global sponsorship with Spanish Club FC Barcelona until 2020.

549€ Avegant Glyph, dual 720p DLP headmounted personal mobile theatre

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 5, 2017

The Avegant Glyph is a VR headset with a 720p DLP resolution display in each eye. The Avegant Glyph offers cinematic experience similar to a real movie theater. The displays use DLP technology to project an image onto your eye for the best viewing experience. The Glyph works over HDMI with supported devices. There is a built headset for sound. The price is 549€.

$1700 ODG R9, $1000 ODG R8 Augmented VR Headsets

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

ODG stands for Osterhout Design Group. ODG is a German producer of Virtual Reality glasses aimed primarily at enterprise with models for consumers and prosumers. ODG VR headsets are much smaller than normal VR headsets. The R8 headset features a 40 degree field of view and a 720p display for $1000. The R9 headset features a 50 degree field of view and a 1080p display for $1700. The R9 also features a front facing camera for augmented reality. The R9 features a MIPI port for different sensors. Both headsets feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and run on Android 7.0.