We have finally found a way to cut the cord in virtual reality. Freeing users from wires will give them a truly immersive experience.

Today’s top-end virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, pump high-definition video to your eyes through a cable that trails to a computer or games console. But this limits your walking range and can get caught under your feet. “It’s extremely annoying when you are playing a game,” says Omid Abari at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To eliminate this problem, Abari and his colleagues have created a system called MoVR that can stream vast amounts of data to a VR headset wirelessly.

Read more: How high-end virtual reality headsets could lose the cables | New Scientist

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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