Back in December 2014, it was revealed the Carl Zeiss was launching a competition to celebrate the arrival of the Zeiss VR One mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Entrants were asked to submit ideas or entire apps for use with the device. Now the winners for the Zeiss VR One App Contest have been revealed.
Over 515 virtual reality enthusiasts, technology aficionados and creative people submitted 526 app ideas and finalized apps for the ZEISS VR ONE headset. In the category: Ideas for Apps, the first winner was Mind Wall by Sumit Goshki. This creative idea brings the mind palace technique to a new level and uses the VR ONE headset for the visualization of the human memory lane in virtual reality. With Mind Wall, users can store and retrieve their own memories in a virtual palace and generate their personal memory aids. Using memorization techniques, users can create their own personalized Mind Wall, instead of using mind palace in augmented reality.
The second winner in Ideas for Apps was, Paraplegic Mirror Box by Epskampie. This was based on the idea of using the VR ONE to support the existing “mirror box therapy.” This therapy uses mirrors to help alleviate phantom limb pain by showing the patient’s remaining limb in the place of the phantom limb. The therapy itself is out of reach for many people, but by simulating the same processes, the VR ONE could potentially make it widely available.
In the second category: Finalised Apps for the VR One, the first winner was, Trinus Gyre (PC VR Headset)” by Oddsheep. This app links your smartphone and PC in order to use 3D PC software in VR mode. Trinus Gyre can turn most software into a VR experience. To enable the experience of PC games in VR mode, the visuals are streamed to the mobile device and the head tracking data from the smartphone sensors is sent back to the PC to deliver a complete VR experience.
The second winner in Finalised Apps for the VR One was, Project Anywhere by cmiltiadis. This project creates an experience in an augmented reality space. Together with its entire app system, it enables people from distant locations to coexist in other virtual landscapes. Project Anywhere aims to break through the limits of physical human presence, by replacing kinesthetic, visual and auditory with artificial sensory experiences, in a fully interactive virtual environment.
VRFocus will be following any further announcements from Carl Zeiss regarding the VR One.