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Teleportation through VR - New technologies let you experience the world in a new way

[July 27, 2021: Joshua Shavit, The Brighter Side of News]

The helmet is worn by a human proxgy who acts as a real-world avatar for the end-user. (CREDIT: Proxgy)

Teleportation is a technology that people know from Star Trek and other various science fiction movies. While an interesting concept, developing a technology-supported three-dimensional, live and user-responsive environment is something that has happened only recently, brags Proxgy courtesy its smart helmet.

Similarly, a new platform, launched by Varjo, will enable virtual teleportation for the first time by allowing anybody to 3D scan their surroundings using a Varjo XR-3 headset and transport another person to that same exact physical reality, completely bridging the real and the virtual in true-to-life visual fidelity.

According to both companies, the future of remote viewing for the purpose of travel and commerce is now here.


Proxgy (Be Everywhere)

Proxgy has developed a smart helmet that offers assisted live experiential discovery service that lets users access any physical destination around them or halfway across the world. These super cool helmets provide live and immersive access to generic travel destinations, showrooms, shopping malls, real estate properties, and more.

A user can surf real-time locations using the six-axis stabilized hands-free streaming technology. The users are allowed to experience between 360 degree and 3D experience modes. The technology could potentially reduce the cost and hassle of travelling physically.


Proxgy as viewed through their mobile app (CREDIT: Proxgy)

The helmet is worn by a human proxgy who acts as a real-world avatar for the end-user. The entire technology comprises hardware, software and service elements. The system comes with a gyro and joystick-controlled smart helmet with cameras that transform to serve 360-degree stereoscopic live videos to the end-user.

The helmet further gets triple image stabilization to ensure zero point of view fatigue for end users. It allows users to experience their Proxgy's surroundings from an eye-level height in real-time.

Commenting on this technology, Pulkit Ahuja, Founder of Proxgy, said that the company started as a means to address the mobility needs arising from Covid pandemic. "Since then, we have made considerable progress inventing new technologies and processes leading to a much more refined ecosystem that has led to the creation of an entirely new domain of assisted experiential discovery," he further added.


Varjo Reality Cloud

With Varjo Reality Cloud, combined with a Varjo XR-3 headset, anybody will be able to capture their surroundings in 3D and then invite somebody else to join that same exact reality, see and hear others, and share their experience in absolute immersion.

“Instead of jumping on a plane, you will be able to teleport to any location and back instantly, making your actual physical location completely irrelevant. It won’t just be a simple hologram of an object or a static reality capture; we’re talking about a fully immersive, photorealistic real-time 3D stream, all the way down to the last pixel. And what’s best, you’ll be able to edit and modify the shared 3D reality together as you would edit a photo or a video” commented the company.


With the Lidar scanners embedded on the Varjo XR-3 headset, users can capture a true-to-life 3D scan of their location, complete with full-color photorealistic texturing and share that with other people with Varjo headsets. Eventually, you’ll be able to tap into the Varjo Reality Cloud with any device, including other VR headsets, computers, smartphones, and tablets.

The metaverse is grounded in reality scaling faster and more naturally than a pre-rendered metaverse. Users will be able to create a shared metaverse just by looking around and doing a real-time 3D scan of the places that are the most meaningful from their own physical surroundings, all connected together and shared with the people they choose.


As both companies believe, the future of human interaction will be achieved through remote digital engagement. They've certainly come a long way to that goal. Next stop - the holodeck perhaps?

For more technology news stories check out our New Innovations section at The Brighter Side of News.


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