Credit: Lead Designer
If you have an iPhone or an Android, then you can experience visually immersive VR pretty much anywhere. This is is the basic premise of FOV2GO, and it was a runaway hit at IEEE, winning theBest Demo Award and giving out hundreds of kits for conference goers to test out for themselves. The hardware consists of an inexpensive head-mounted display made of foamcore, two lenses, and a smartphone. Here’s a quick video showcasing Shayd Mobile:
For showcasing FOV2GO, I created a mobile version of the Shayd Virtual Reality installation that is going up in May at the IMD Graduate Thesis Showcase. While the full installation of Shayd encompasses an entire motion capture stage and wide-FOV head-mounted display, Shayd Mobile is much simpler, utilizing the FOV2GO stereoscopic Unity package developed by Perry Hoberman.
Check out the full post on FOV2GO by James Iliff, as well as the instructional video on the Institute of Creative Technologies website.
You can also learn more about the hardware behind Shayd here.