Organisers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices, have announced Intel as the newest participant in the OSVR platform.
OSVR’s mission to enable virtual reality technology for everyone through collaboration on an entirely open platform pushing the boundaries of this still nascent technology.

“Intel is opening up all kinds of new opportunities for developers with depth sensing, and this brings amazing new interactions especially in the realms of virtual reality,” says Achin Bhowmik, vice-president and GM of Intel Perceptual Computing. “We are excited to work with developers of OSVR to enable them with Intel RealSense technology and bring interactive experiences to VR.”

Intel will be working with OSVR supporters in providing access to Intel RealSense technology to develop intuitive Virtual and Augmented Reality applications in gaming and other areas.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with Intel and OSVR on advancing the development of virtual reality with Intel RealSense Technology,” says Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. “We’ve only seen a glimpse of how VR will change our lives and we look forward to make great strides in taking it to the next level with OSVR.”

OSVR will be showing early prototype demos using the Intel RealSense technology at the Intel Developer Forum 2015 in San Francisco with Intel and Razer. The demos will feature a modified OSVR Hacker Dev Kit and powered by computers based on Intel processors.