Rokid headset turns any smartphone into augmented reality computer

Why buy a full-fledged PC and allocate physical space for it in the workplace when you can get by with a virtual copy? The new Rokid Vision headset with smartphone connectivity and augmented reality makes this possible - as well as full-featured simulations of other office equipment. The developers are positioning their brainchild as a universal system for modeling any interfaces and services.

The performance of the Rokid Vision is not great and mostly depends on the smartphone that the headset works with. But this is also an advantage - the user gets a mobile tandem of gadgets, which will provide quick and convenient access to the necessary information anywhere in the world. The headset connects to any device via DisplayPort and reproduces the necessary devices and subsystems in augmented reality. For example, it can show the user an additional virtual monitor and display some information on it.

In augmented reality, there are practically no restrictions on the size of images, the only criterion is the convenience of data perception. Therefore, the headset can replace both the tablet screen and the street billboard, paint the interior in a large office or provide the effect of being in the game. There are also motion sensors, cameras and an orientation system in space, and the smartphone itself can become a remote control panel. And this allows you to create a dynamic interactive environment of any complexity and richness.

The key task of the project at this stage is finding partners and setting up application development for the new platform. At least a year is allotted for this, since the Rokid Vision will only go on sale in 2020. The company hopes to fill the still vacant place in a versatile, compact and truly usable wearable augmented reality system. After the failure of Google Glass, the idea is still alive and in demand - the market is waiting for specific proposals.