Samsung Debuts Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset

Posted in Virtual Reality by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality HeadsetToday at Samsung’s IFA event the company announced its entrance into the Virtual Reality product space along side of Facebook, Playstation and Google with the Gear VR virtual reality headset. The headset is built so that the Galaxy Note 4 (also announced today) with its 5.7 inch screen will fit inside and act as the display.

According to Samsung, Oculus is actually behind the software handy work while Samsung takes care of the hardware. They are also expecting the Gear VR to be released to consumers yet this year, way ahead of the competition. We’ll provide more info as it becomes available.

via The Verge

VR headset mimics all five senses

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2009

VR headset mimics all five sensesWhat you are looking at in the pic above is a virtual reality helmet that recreates sights, smells, sounds and even tastes from far-flung destinations. Created by British scientists, the device will allow users a life-like experience of places such as Kenya’s Masai Mara while never leaving home. You could greet friends and family on the other side of the world as though they were present in the same room. Previously, scientists have only had success with virtual reality technology recreating sound and vision. This helmet named the Virtual Cocoon could change all that.

The prototype helmet connects wirelessly to a computer which feeds information about a virtual world or another part of the real world. It features a high definition high dynamic screen that produces pictures ten times darker, or 30 times brighter than the conventional television. A tube is connected to a box of chemicals which releases smells under the wearer’s nose, while a similar device can spray flavors directly into the mouth and provide a texture of sensation.

Digital Escape acts like a virtual reality drug

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2008

Digital Escape acts like a virtual reality drug
The future isn’t all cuddly robots and sunshine my friends. In fact, some would say it’s going to be a nightmare. And I ain’t just talking about a future where Regis Philbin’s corpse gets re-animated and feeds on brains, though surely that’s part of it. It may be downright nasty and apocalyptic.

That’s where the latest concept by frogDesign comes in. It’s called A Digital Escape, and would allow the wearer to compliment their personal reality with such things as exclusive visuals, sounds and even smells. Frogdesign describes it as a way to, “live with the troubles we’ve already caused,” in our world.