HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition, an improved version of the new virtual reality headset, designed for professional use, goes on sale next month at a price of $ 1249.
By itself HP confirmed the news today, adding that the orders will be taken from its official website. G2 Omnicept Edition uses the existing headset and adds sensors to monitor pupil size and eye movement, heart rate and even facial expressions with the device installed in the bottom part of the headset. According to HP, sensory data can be used to increase the effectiveness of learning solutions for virtual reality, by measuring how users react to certain situations.
Last year the company also said that otslaivanie eye can also be used to enable foveal rendering — a technique that fully displays only the area of the VR display on which the user’s gaze. This, in turn, reduces the need for computing resources, providing for interaction, potentially allowing less powerful devices to operate with high accuracy.
HP also announced the additional update Omnicept Edition. The company adds support for spatial audio to your Omnicept SDK (software development kit software). It uses the transfer function associated with the head (HRTF), the method of sound transmission in just certain areas to provide a more immersive sound experience virtual reality. The SDK will also go on sale in may, and supports both Unity and Unreal Engine.
At a price of 1249 dollars ($650 more than the base G2 cost $ 599) Omnicept Edition obviously not aimed at end users, but many of its add-ons directly aimed at delivering more data than they will improve immersion. The access to the main functions of the SDK will be free, but HP also introduces different levels for extended use. The access of students and teachers is also free, although HP requires 2% of the profit from any income received from its use. The same proportion of income required of all developers using this set in their products. Finally, a complete set of Enterprise for 1499 dollars includes a perpetual license and pack with extra cost license to run.
If you are interested in a full review of the HP Reverb G2 headset, you’ll find it in our article.