Category: Lower Extremity Disabilities

DIY Virtual Reality Headset

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This DIY Virtually Reality Headset is done using a Galaxy Note 4. It is designed for use by individuals with limited upper and lower extremity movement associated with neurological involvement or spinal cord injuries.

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The OpenGear Project features open-source hardware and software anyone can modify. Turning the Galaxy Note 4 into a VR headset is easy to do and consists of using the smartphone as the base, which is connected to a cardboard enclosure that’s outfitted with a pair of lenses, giving it that VR effect. Motion tracking is done by connecting ST’s STM32F3 Discovery development board, which has all the necessary tech needed, including a 3-axis L3GD20 gyro and LSM303DLHC accelerometer/magnetometer. This allows the wearer’s head to be tracked in real-time.

Open-source firmware makes the Note 4 see the development board as a VR headset similar to the Oculus Rift. Users can use the device to develop and share their own VR apps.


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Turn Your Galaxy Note 4 into a Virtual Reality Headset