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Occipital Bridge: Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones

Bridge, the first Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones will be available for sale in March 2017.
Bridge, the first Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones will be available for sale in March 2017.
Occipital will start selling the Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset for iPhone 6 or higher in march of next year for $399. A limited explorer edition for developers is available now.

Currently not many Virtual or Augmented Reality solutions exist for Apple's iPhones. Occipital, who developed a depth sensor called Structure Sensor for iPads three years ago jumped at the chance to be among the first and announced Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset specifically for iPhones, that goes beyond being a simple VR solution although it can also work in a dedicated Virtual Reality mode. Working with iPhones 6 or higher, the company hav started selling the Explorer Edition to developers for $499 through their homepage . The final version for consumers will be $100 cheaper and is scheduled for march of next year. 

 

The Bridge headset integrates the aformentioned Structure Sensor, a wide angle lens and the efficient Bridge engine, that can process realtime depth information without requiring the full power of a PC in the background. The video below shows some scenarios, where the Bridge can help creators but of course it can also be used as a solution for Augmented Reality gaming on the iPhone. Currently only a demo application exists, that allows the user to direct a virtual robot around his environment using the headset and a bluetooth controller. Occipital is hoping, that developers will create additional Augmented Reality solutions for the Bridge before it ships to consumers in march.

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-12 (Update: 2016-12-12)
Alexander Fagot
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As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.