Project Code: 16025
Project Title: Consumer Augmented Reality Device
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: Vidi VR
Description: The prototype Vidi VR headset creates a 3-D environment using original optics, hardware and software designed from scratch by the team. The integrated camera system and gesture-recognition software allow users to send commands to their existing wearable 3-D camera. The design uses off-the-shelf optical components and 3-D-printed parts to reduce cost and simplify configuration. The hardware includes three Raspberry Pi Zero microcontrollers equipped with Wi-Fi adapters to streamline functional development and support external applications. The software combines C++, OpenCV, BabylonJS and Python to process user gestures and display content. This prototype is the first iteration of a new augmented reality product for the sponsor’s company, and will serve as an adaptable base for future development.