Movies from Iron Man to The Terminator have shown technological advances that many of us never dreamed would be a reality in our lifetime. But one of these technologies has become reality and is starting to break into our every day lives. We are talking about augmented reality (AR)! The technology is able to superimpose computer generated images, graphics, and messaging on top of the real world. Augmented reality has been adapted to accomplish a multitude of tasks from allowing companies to market their products in new, exciting ways to transforming the way employees are trained to even assisting in medical procedures. All of these methods and use cases would not be possible without the ability to view the digital information presented through augmented reality. But how can you view AR graphics and images? Let’s look at a few ways that people are able to view augmented reality.
FINALLY, good news on the VR front, but first let’s take a look at the old way of doing things! So you are crawling through your favorite VR Dungeon game when, suddenly, out of the shadows a troop of skeletons ambushes you. With a swing of your mighty sword, you quickly dispatch the first attacker. He goes as down in a clanking and clunking pile of bones, as does the second, and the third that approached from behind. You see a fourth moving towards you and you raise your weapon for a powerful swing. Then with a crash and a jerk your VR headset is ripped off your head and the interface box is flying across the room, and you suddenly realize that your controller caught the cable to the headset and that mighty swing ripped the goggles right off of your head! Horrible, I know, but it has happened many times, some with disastrous ends.
But fear not VR adventurers, nuMedia is leveraging exciting new technology that is coming soon to the US markets! Just announced, TPCast will soon be offering a wireless adapter for the the Oculus Rift, and nuMedia already has the technology in hand! As many of you already know, nuMedia Innovations and nuMedia Medical have been developing new software for information, training, visualization and collaborative design and we are very exciting to be breaking the chains on our VR productions!
The current high-end VR headsets are driven by a cable transmitting the video, voice, data, and power utilizing HDMI, USB, and power connectors. With the new TPCAST, Oculus Rift users will be able to enjoy a wireless VR experience, as they roam around freely and play games, while preserving the same high quality as a standard wired connection. TPCAST’s wireless support for the Oculus Rift Head-Mounted Display will allow the North American users to experience real freedom – the freedom to explore a beautiful scene, to turn 360 degrees, jump, and even flip without impediment.