Intel on 16 August 2016 unveiled Project Alloy, an all-in-one virtual reality solution, in San Francisco, the USA.
Alloy delivers a set of new and immersive experiences thanks to Intel’s RealSense technologies that are optimized for VR usages. It is a headset that uses the RealSense technology enabling people to use their hands to interact with elements of the virtual world. There is no need for cables to connect to the computer.
Key highlights of the Alloy
• The device can be operated without cords dangling from the 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.
• The device uses Intel RealSense technology, which allows one to see elements from the real world. One can also use one’s hands to interact with elements of the virtual world, merging realities.
• Alloy’s merged reality is made possible by Intel RealSense cameras attached to the headset.
What is merged reality?
• The merged reality is more dynamic and natural, and allows people to do things that are now impossible.
• It digitises the real world and allows people to experience the virtual world without coming into conflict with the real world.
• One example is playing two musical instruments at the same time: a virtual piano with one hand and a cello with the other.