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In Moscow, there was a presentation of the Russian Head-mounted display for the iPhone and Android-smartphone [Video]
Master virtual reality trying for several years. Companies are trying to become leaders in a new niche, then tying people spend to computers, then attaching smartphones to their heads. Some models of glasses and helmets do not come out of the ranks of prototypes, others did remain in obscurity. Russian companies have also decided to show their developments, one of which was the helmet from Fibrum , shown in Moscow and the possibility of using the iPhone and smartphones running Android and Windows Phone. Dni told I was capable of this promising product.
The helmet is a one-piece construction made of plastic with a 30-mm lens and mount on the head. It weighs 100 grams and even with the smartphone keeps quite comfortable without trying to fly off. In it there is no electronics, it compensates applications created by developers for different platforms and complement the helmet. Specialists assured that the helmet is fully Russian development, even its assembly takes place in the suburbs.
At the presentation showed several games demonstrations: traditional helmets for all virtual roller coaster, with the destruction of zombies shooter (using a joystick connected to your phone) and virtual cinema. Cinema seemed most interesting. He is a three-dimensional room with chairs and a TV. While this is only a demo version, which can only look around, but then promise to add cinema setup and operation without touching the smartphone.
Note that the experience the virtual reality goggles very interesting. Roller coaster trying to fool know nothing about the vestibular system, relaxes the theater, and after fighting zombies feel like waking up from a dream. The overall impression is not much inferior to that of the famous Oculus Rift, of course, if you do not compare the capabilities of these developments.
But, carried away impressed with the application, you can miss the point. And it is that while the helmet looks just amusing attraction. You can then show their adventures friends, colleagues and the girl. But if the release will not be created “long-lasting” opportunities to use the helmet often, the practical application is very doubtful. Let us hope for the realization of the enormous potential that there undoubtedly is.
It is the potential emphasize developers talking about the helmet. Three-dimensional games, movies in the “live” theater that you configure to your liking. And then, perhaps augmented reality – image output from the camera on a smartphone screen and “addition” frame virtual objects. In games it may be different flying monsters that you kill, directing them to the crosshairs, and in everyday life – the appearance of background information about different objects, which see.
The helmet can be used with any smartphone with a screen from four to 5.5 inches, but, as shown by the demonstration, iPhone 5s with a four-inch screen tries to jump out of the mounts, but the owners of iPhone 6 Plus will have to squeeze the device in the holder. Helmet Fibrum to go on sale in the first quarter of 2015. The price has not been determined, but the developers have assured that count on a range of 3 to 7 thousand rubles .
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