March 3, according to the Wall Street Journal reported that apple, Microsoft, Google, the parent company of the alphabet and a large number of start-ups are and augmented reality (AR) in the development of virtual reality (VR), chip giant Intel also joined the reshape reality of war. According to informed sources, Intel plans to use its 3D RealSense camera technology, research and development can provide a augmented reality experience augmented reality helmet.
Augmented reality is also known as mixed reality, through the glasses or similar devices such as intelligent mobile phone will display additional information or images superimposed to the real world scene. In virtual reality, users can only see the computer generated scene.
With the personal computer processor market shrinking, Intel hopes to use augmented reality project development and vision related technology, to create new business outside chip. The Silicon Valley giant is likely to provide the helmet design to other manufacturers, instead of its own mode of market, provide specific products to end users. It is not clear whether Intel is looking for a partner.
At present, Intel has acquired at least 5 R & D augmented reality technology company, and cooperate with other companies or investment. For example, in June 2015, Intel acquired the Recon instruments, the latter designed for sports enthusiasts intelligent manufacturing goggles, which can be a map and distance information is mapped to the wearer's right eye on the small screen.
With RealSense, Intel can add more visual ability. 3D camera module Intel initially as enhancements to the personal computer, can use gestures to control the action in the game, or in the real world and the assessment object tracking. Recently, we asked RealSense anwick team to help Intel to create a new market in the field of UAV and robot.
The head mounted display 3D display the advantage of Intel is various. In virtual reality applications often require the user to fixed, while the front camera can help users move, there is no need to worry about hitting an obstacle.
In January the CES conference, Intel has demonstrated its RealSense intelligent helmet and start-ups IonVR manufacturing. The user reached for the simulation object, the helmet allows users to see images of his arm. Intel plans to display the virtual reality experience at the end of the 3 meeting.
Intel is not the only company to promote the concept of augmented reality. Microsoft HoloLens can also be like a hologram that projected 3D image. Familiar with Intel helmet program sources, Intel is working with Microsoft, but the latter declined to comment.