Headset Aims to Make VR More Approachable to the Public


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A new model of virtual reality glasses offers an easy experience of virtual reality to the general public and when it comes to public spaces such as shops and museums, virtual reality self-service is still in diapers.


Today, the process of using virtual reality for visitors is a complex experience. First-time visitors should be told how to use glasses, how to hold the controllers and where to stand. And let's face it, everyone on Earth is new to virtual reality at this point. Which requires flight attendants to run the experience and here a company responding to South Africa-based EDEN Labs has decided to change things with a virtual reality goggles platform focused on the Eden Snacker organization.


The Snacker is not for the type of games you can usually think of when it comes to virtual reality (VR) such as Beat Saber 2018 or Job Simulator 2016. The glasses have no controllable glasses, and the glasses have 3DOF head tracking only, the design is simple and allows you to hold the virtual reality glasses in one hand.


It's actually a kind of virtual reality glasses designed for easy and quick use for VR content such as: Video 360 Photos and more, which is ideally suited for use in places like shops, museums, exhibitions or basically anywhere you might want to give the public a more extensive perspective.


A new model of virtual reality glasses offers an easy experience of virtual reality to the general public and when it comes to public spaces such as shops and museums, virtual reality self-service is still in diapers.


Today, the process of using virtual reality for visitors is a complex experience. First-time visitors should be told how to use glasses, how to hold the controllers and where to stand. And let's face it, everyone on Earth is new to virtual reality at this point. Which requires flight attendants to run the experience and here a company responding to South Africa-based EDEN Labs has decided to change things with a virtual reality goggles platform focused on the Eden Snacker organization.


The Snacker is not for the type of games you can usually think of when it comes to virtual reality (VR) such as Beat Saber 2018 or Job Simulator 2016. The glasses have no controllable glasses, and the glasses have 3DOF head tracking only, the design is simple and allows you to hold the virtual reality glasses in one hand.


It's actually a kind of virtual reality glasses designed for easy and quick use for VR content such as: Video 360 Photos and more, which is ideally suited for use in places like shops, museums, exhibitions or basically anywhere you might want to give the public a more extensive perspective.


The platform boasts an overall display resolution of 3,840 × 2,160 (1,920 × 2,160 per lens), a 72 Hz refresh rate - an exceptionally high resolution of 1,280 × 1,440 pixels per lens like the Oculus Go.


Aside from virtual reality glasses, stand and hand grips, the platform also includes a tablet-based user station, so you can easily choose an experience before entering VR. It will probably require a flight attendant, but it is easy to imagine a single person facing multiple positions at the same time.

The company also produces a self-service touch screen model that lets users rate the experience and comes with onscreen instructions to help users choose an experience. Eden also features built-in wireless charging so you simply bring the virtual reality glasses back to its cradle when the VR experience ends.


Notably, the booth itself supports built-in 4G and 5G communications in addition to its Wi-Fi module, essentially allowing enterprise customers to connect and configure it anywhere and manage content remotely.


Eden is expected to launch at some point in 2020.


This article was written and translated by Amit Caesar, CaesarVR 2013 972+ 09-8320-333