Intel Project Alloy – an all-in-one VR platform for Merged Reality
Intel has announced at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco Project Alloy – an all-in-one VR platform with RealSense technology for Merged Reality.
Unlike the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, Project Alloy works untethered, meaning it doesn’t use cords to connect to a computer. According to Intel, the computing power (including graphics) is located in the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD), allowing the user free range of motion while implementing collision detection and avoidance.
The new technology also promises a more immersive experience through Merged Reality. With the help of the built-in RealSense cameras, you’ll be able to see real objects (like your hands, people, or walls) and interact with them in VR.
As good as it sounds, Project Alloy is not ready for consumers yet and serves as a demonstration product. Intel will open the new technology to developers, makers and inventors, so they can create their own branded products from the Alloy design, in 2017.