Saturday, April 05, 2014

Altergaze: Mobile Virtual Reality for Your Smartphone

Turn your iPhone or Samsung into a virtual reality interface with this brand-new 3D printed accessory

The Altergaze creates a stereoscopic 3D experience with one of the widest field of view ever developed for commercial VR. Used in combination with the iPhone 5 (with Retina Display) images look sharp, bright and colourful, with only a minor screen-door-effect. A low latency head-tracking is provided by the smartphones gyroscope, with 6 degrees of freedom (9 DOF IMU with phones like the iPhone 5). 

(The following specs are provided for comparison with other products and are based on the use of the Altergaze together with the iPhone 5)  
  • Field of view: 110 degrees (with the handheld rubber eyepiece) / 90 degrees (with the headgear rubber eyepiece) 
  • Head tracking: 6 degrees of freedom (9 DOF IMU)
  • Display: resolution 1136 x 640 (1920 x 1080 on Samsung S4), contrast 800:1, brightness: 500 cd /m2 
  • Weight: ~0.22 kilograms (without the phone)
  • Dimensions: 15.8cm x 8.2cm x 7.2cm (without the rubber eyepiece)

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