Intel Introduces All-In-One Project Alloy Virtual Reality Headset

Intel is steadily gaining full control into the VR space with the recent announcement of its all-in-one virtual reality headset along with the new Intel Merged Reality platform at the Intel Developers Forum. According to Techcrunch, an announcer went on to tease the dramatic reveal with the phase, “what if you can move freely without any restriction on what you do next?”
 
Project Alloy is completely wireless and it is an all-in-one device with a built-in camera, sensors, and input controls.
 
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich states that the virtual reality is “one of those fundamental shifts that redefines how we work, how we’re entertained, and how we communicate in the world.”
 
Krzanich onstage announced that the headset comes with six-degrees-of-freedom, a technical term, which means that you will be able to move freely in VR without having to constrict your motions.
 
Project Alloy completely depends on hand-tracking as an input through its integrated sensors. The headset seems to completely rely on the tech from the company’s RealSense technology. RealSense trackers utilizes a 1080p camera along with the infrared cameras and lasers, so in the demo onstage , Intel was able to capture whenever people walked into the frame of the user’s virtual world.
 
Krzanich has also gone ahead to highlight the partnership with Windows, which would go on to bring Windows Holographic operating systems to the Project Alloy platform. Hence, it allows the developers to easily build the Applications for the system. Intel has also announced it is going to open source the Alloy hardware in the second half of 2017, so that anyone will be able to combine the Project Allow hardware with Windows Holographic platform.