So far, many companies have unveiled virtual reality and augmented reality headsets or are about to unveil them; But in a way, it can be said that the current products have not been able to show the power and huge potential of this technology.
Now, taking a new approach, Lenovo has unveiled a product with a similar purpose; However, in order to immerse users in the virtual world, instead of headsets and glasses, it has gone to a product in the form of a compact projector with the code name “Project Chronos”. The Chinese computer giant unveiled a slew of hardware products during CES 2023, and perhaps the most interesting of them is a small device powered by virtual reality technology.
Of course, it should be noted that Lenovo calls the mentioned device a luxury product that may never reach the consumer market. Apart from this, the most important feature of Kerons is that the user does not need heavy headsets or peripheral wearables to interact with the virtual environment and augmented reality elements!
It is not bad to know that in the development and presentation of devices based on augmented reality or virtual reality, the important point is how to immerse the user in the imaginary world of these products and at the same time interact with the real world, and this is exactly where Lenovo’s new TOF sensor device for this The meaning is taken advantage of.
In fact, all user movements are monitored thanks to an advanced depth-of-field (TOF) camera; A sensor that records all the movements of the user’s body with its computing function. On the other hand, using its processing power, the hardware of the device renders the user’s actions in 3D in the virtual environment and finally displays its output as a virtual avatar through the HDMI port on the TV or personal computers. After creating an avatar, the user can control it using gestures, body posture, facial expressions and see its display in near real time on the screen.
Technical specifications of Project Chronos
- Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core processor
- Operating system: Windows 10
- RAM: up to 32 GB
- Memory: up to 512 GB SSD
- Camera: RGB camera with ToF
- Weight: 3540 grams
- Port: two USB3.2, three DisplayPort, one 3.5 mm audio jack, four mini DisplayPort, two Ethernet ports
- Communication networks: Wi-Fi 6E24 and Bluetooth 5.0
As mentioned, Lenovo has not specified the price or the release date of this product so far, and even its official name is in an aura of uncertainty. However, Lenovo says it is working with other companies to expand its virtual reality ecosystem; Therefore, it is expected that additional information regarding this product will be provided in future events.