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Intel has created a depth sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive

Intel has created a depth sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive

Intel has created a depth sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive

Intel has created a depth-sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive

 

Intel has created a depth-sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive, significantly improving the headset's chaperone system as well as providing new tracking features. 

This prototype add-on users will be able to see objects in the room much more clearly and more easily avoid obstacles, essentially making it much harder to kick your cat or walk into furniture as you play while making it easier to find your sofa or a nearby drink if you become thirsty while gaming.   

In theory, this add-on could also shorten the HTC Vive's lengthy setup process, by allowing this device to map out your playable area in seconds instead of mapping it out with a motion controller.   

  Intel has created a depth sensing 3D camera for the HTC Vive  

 

This add-on can be attached to the HTC Vive using USB and the camera can also be used to track your controllers as well as hand gestures, potentially adding a new way to track movements outside of the HTC Vive's own IR tracking system.  

Right now we do not know if this product will ever make it to retail, but Intel has certainly made a lot of progress with their depth sensing technology. Perhaps a future VR headset will make use of this technology to better track incoming objects, though at this time we simply do not know. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel's depth sensing HTC Vive camera Add-on on the OC3D Forums

 

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