Tech Desk: Hewlett-Packard Company typically known as HP has successfully revolutionized the Virtual Reality by modifying its Omnicept’s latest second-generation reverb headset, the G2, with the addition of some critical features.
Tech experts believe that the introduction of such an upgraded device would escort the user to a future where he really could mostly be present in a virtual, rather than real, office environment. They say it would play a considerable role in getting more work done safely.
The American manufacturer HP’s Omnicept lays the foundation for building a visible world and provides the critical materials needed to build a visible meeting room.
The Reverb G2 starts with high-resolution screens (2160 x 2160) for each eye, a Valve for audio clarity, 90% camera tracking to cover your arms through a full range of motion, and one of the most comfortable headbands for hours and hours of comfortable use.
The Omnicept version adds eye-tracking, which reduces system loading with more offerings. It can change event expressions and heart rate to report on user health and stress levels.
To make this a solution is a dynamic licensed SDK with a growing number of partners. One of those partners is Nvidia and its unique initiative of Omniverse Machinima that allows the user to create a visual environment using game resources and live avatars have tools similar to this Omnicept attempt.
These same tools can create meeting spaces where users with headphones such as the HP Reverb Omnicept can identify users with biometric markers and place them in a virtual meeting room. By contrast, that meeting room may be a past, a space, or a world of thought. User-controlled avatars can be customized or built from an advanced user image.
In that room, you can touch virtual hands, have side-by-side conversations (managed by AI of the room), turn any visible wall into a presentation space, or work with 3D objects and you can record an event in the virtual space for future viewers to experience VR.
HP’s Omnicept, combined with Nvidia’s Omniverse and other similar tools, will bring us closer to our real future office.
However, we still need to remove the game controllers and go to a certain glove that will allow us to use our hands naturally, and then we need to be able to create these virtual worlds.
For those of us who are fans of the book and the movie “Ready Player One,” there is this promise of being able to install certain hardware and gain a whole new self-awareness in the visual photorealistic world.
We are approaching the time when our travels, work, or other places will be in the form of virtual reality. Specifically, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the benefit of video conferencing is to not leaving the house. The chances of getting the virus are low if you do not go to the office or school and stay away from any form of transportation. Given the pandemic, we need this technology as soon as we can avail it.