2011: First professional HMD with integrated tracking and audio

The challenge

virtual reality is a multi-sensory experience. An HMD is not enough. For the complete experience, head tracking and audio are required, and a microphone is also useful to allow the user to communicate with others. Previously, such a system required multiple products with multiple cables, adding up to a cumbersome experience.

The solution

integrate all these components within one HMD. Use an HDMI connection to carry audio. Embed the tracker inside the HMD and also provide an embedded ‘audio out’ microphone.

The result

a fully-integrated solution that minimizes the number of cables, is convenient for the user and saves money as opposed to buying the various components independently.