Intel unveils Project Alloy

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Intel unveils Project Alloy

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Intel has unveiled its all-in-one virtual reality platform, Project Alloy.

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Its all-in-one VR platform “made from the ground up”.

“A clear example of the future of merged reality today, the Alloy platform completely redefines what is possible in an all-in-one VR platform,” said Intel.

Alloy will use Intel’s RealSense technologies, which are optimised for VR, to deliver new immersive experiences, said the company.

The device can operate without cables, as the “computing power” (processor and battery) is located within the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD).

“This, combined with collision detection and avoidance, enables the user to utilise physical movement to explore a virtual space,” said Intel.

Merged reality

Intel said the merged reality experience the Alloy offers means users can see their hands, friends, and objects around them.

Users can see elements from the real world while interacting with elements from a virtual world.

Intel said the HMD has RealSense cameras attached to it, which means users will not have to set up external sensors or cameras in a location of use.

“Intel is collaborating with Microsoft to optimise Windows-based content and experiences on Intel-based VR devices such as Alloy,” said Intel.

Intel will open the Alloy’s hardware and provide APIs for the ecosystem in 2017.


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