MIT's MoVR Prototype Cuts the Cord Between VR Headsets and Computers

By: Joey Haar - Nov 15, 2016
References: news.mit.edu & digitaltrends
MoVR is a prototype VR device from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory that could help create far more immersive virtual reality experiences. The device can cut the cord between any VR headset and the computer that is streaming the content, giving users an untethered portal into their virtual environment.

As one would expect with something as immersive as VR, users are often encouraged to move around within the virtual space. Since VR headsets all require an HDMI hookup directly to a computer, the range of motion that people have is automatically limited. MoVR can change this. The prototype has the ability to stream VR content wirelessly, despite the massive amount of data that needs to be sent, and it works with any model of VR headset currently available.