Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user's physical presence in an imaginary environment.
Google has developed a virtual reality platform that is named Google VR/ Google Cardboard to use with the head mount for a smart phone.
VR transport you to see a place, you can experience what is like to be there without being there.
A few years ago Google created a cheap VR platform that was fully open so anyone could design it. Cardboard is made of Cardboard and you have to hold it up to your face. There are plenty of other upgraded variants out there that have added new materials (plastic, foam, etc.), straps so you don’t have to hold the viewer yourself, even few extra buttons or remotes also added to upgrade.
It requires an Android phone in order to fully take advantage of the Cardboard app ecosystem.
Google Cardboard works by placing your phone at the optimal distance away from the lenses. Then, by using compatible apps, the lenses create a 3D effect when held up to your eyes. You can even move your head around, and the images will respond as if you're in the same place as what's displayed on your screen. Google Cardboard works with numerous apps, including games, video apps, and more.
In 2016 google introduced to daydream, a new VR platform for android phone, that's built right into Android Nougat and supported by Google's own viewer hardware, the Daydream View. It’s a platform with a set of VR hardware standards for manufacturers to follow, which combines with a new piece of hub software from Google itself.
Google’s current Daydream VR hardware partners include Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, and Asus.