Virtual reality headset part 2 – Glasses without external positioners

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23 July, 2018 Posted by VT-Lab In BIM/VR/AR content No Comments
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Previously we talked about virtual reality headsets with positioners. This time we will analyze the HMD without positioners, what means that does not require external devices to capture the movement of the person. To carry out this follow-up, two external cameras are used, located in the glasses. In addition, the controls have leds and gyroscopes to help the cameras in the positioning.

Next, we will talk about the main characteristics of those headsets that don’t have external positioners

The first HMD that were presented for Windows Mixed Reality were the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset. These HMD are quite basic, they have two LCD screens of 1440×1440 pixels each. His field of vision reaches 95 degrees and its price is 399€.

Let’s learn more about this kind of headsets

hp without positioners

About HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset: this model, even with the same resolution and field of vision as the Acer glasses, have a more careful design, which makes its price increase to 449€.

We continue with the Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

This model doesn’t have positioners either and stands out for its design, however its specifications are not so surprising. LCD screens of 1440×1440 pixels and a field of view 95 degrees. Its price is 449€.

lenovo explorer without positioners


Another of the most representative devices of headsets without positioners are the Lenovo Explorer, created by Lenovo together with Microsoft. These headset have two LCD screens of 1440×1440 pixels and have a field of view of 105 degrees. The price of these glasses is 389€.

The Dell Viewer is the solution for mixed reality of Dell. Like the Lenovo HMD, they incorporate two LCD screens of 1440×1440 pixels. The field of vision is extended to 110 degrees. They also improve comfort considerably. With these improvements, the price rises to 455€.

Another important device are the Samsung Odyssey. These HMD have an AMOLED screen of 2880×1600 pixels. A disadvantage of these glasses is that they are not currently available in Europe, being necessary to import them from the United States. 

The field of vision of this HMD is also extended to 110 degrees and its price increase almost to 425€. 

The main feature of these HMDs is that they are plug and play, what is a technology that allows a computer device to be connected to a computer without having to configure it, using jumpers or specific software (not drivers) provided by the manufacturer, nor to provide parameters to its controllers.

All these models work under the Windows mixed reality ecosystem, so it is not necessary to use external software, and they are incorporated in VT-Platform.

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