Daydream presents its new experimental features: Augmented Reality, 6DoF controls and more

The Daydream virtual reality platform created by Google continues to evolve. After becoming independent of the mobiles with the launch of the Lenovo Mirage Solo ( from 359.10 euros ) now it presents three new experimental features very important.

The following experimental features are now available for developers to create better virtual reality experiences, and now also augmented reality, with new ways of interacting with the environment and compatibility with more applications. The novelties are these:

6DoF controls

6DoF controls

The Daydream team has created a new API that supports the tracking of the positional driver with six degrees of freedom, known by the acronym 6DoF, for the Mirage Solo glasses. Thanks to 6DoF tracking, the user can move their hands more naturally in virtual reality.

Google has created some new controls that use practically the technology used by Sony for the PlayStation VR controls, which does not require expensive external cameras or sensors like its HTC Vive requires. Thus the virtual reality of quality will be more accessible.

Transparent mode

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The augmented reality comes to the Mirage Solo through the new transparent mode that Google has integrated into the Lenovo VR glasses. Now the glasses are able to show in their viewer the image the real image that we have in the physical world, getting a precise follow-up and a precise depth perception since the Mirage Solo cameras are located approximately at eye distance.

In this way, Daydream also becomes an augmented reality platform. He is able to detect the environment and allows us to interact with him, like walking through a room and being able to place furniture.

Android applications in virtual reality

Finally, Daydream adds compatibility with all applications and games launched for mobile so that they can be executed in virtual reality glasses, using the pointer of their control to touch their virtual screen.

// Google Developers