OSVR Hacker Developer Kit 1.4
|Name||OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK)|
|Type||Virtual reality headset|
|Designed by||Sensics and Razer|
|Resolution||1200x1080 per eye|
|Head Tracking||6DOF (3-axis rotational tracking + 3-axis positional tracking)|
|Platforms||Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android and Linux|
|Connection||2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Audio out|
The Open Source Virtual Reality or OSVR is an open-source software project that aims to enable headsets and game controllers from all vendors to be used with any games. It is also a virtual reality headset that claims to be open-source hardware and use open-source software, however as of October 2016 electrical hardware and firmware source files have not yet been made available. The hardware source files that have been released so far are under a proprietary, source-available license.
The first model of the headset was introduced on January 2015 in CES. Shipping to select developers started on July 2015. Pre-ordering was opened to the general public by October and shipping started by November 2015.
OSVR has two main and independent parts: open-source hardware and open-source software.
The hardware consist of virtual reality goggles called the Hacker Development Kit.
The open source software platform allows virtual reality developers to detect, configure and operate virtual reality devices across a wide range of operating systems. It is provided under the Apache 2.0 license.
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