Virtual reality devices can become wireless
If you are planning to use one of the modern virtual reality devices, be it Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PS VR, you will have to accept the fact that they are all tethered to your computer by cable.
But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed wireless data technology that will help get rid of bothersome wires. The new technology is called MoVR. Unlike Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, it uses high-frequency millimeter waves to transmit data. This makes it possible to achieve much higher speeds than in existing technologies.
Today, there are various approaches to solving the problem of virtual reality mobility. The first is the use of a mobile phone as a virtual reality device. This approach was used by Google in their Daydream View and Samsung in Gear VR. The peculiarity of this approach is the simple transfer of computing tasks directly to the smartphone. The second approach is to create a separate mobile computer that is easier to transport - a kind of "virtual reality backpack". But all these approaches have many limitations.
Today, data transmission delays are a major problem that makes it impossible to create a wireless virtual reality device. In addition, there are significant requirements for connection speeds. MIT scientists claim that their design meets all requirements.
The problem with using millimeter waves is that the data objects must always be right in front of each other. But the researchers say they have solved this problem by turning a virtual reality device into a programmable mirror. This allows you to receive a signal even when the device is moved.
At present, MoVR technology is only a prototype, and scientists are working to reduce its size.