CityU Escape – Virtual Reality on Smartphone Using the Google Cardboard
The Google Cardboard, which is simply built from paper cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro and a rubber band, puts virtual reality (VR) on the smartphone by displaying 3D scenes with binocular rendering to head movement reaction recorded by magnet inputs. The ‘CityU Escape’ game using the Google Cardboard allows users to experience VR in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way. By pulling the magnetic button on the cardboard, the phone can detect the magnetic changes, which act as performing a physical ‘click’ on the screen of the smartphones, enhancing nicer user experience.
《逃出城大！》 – 使用Google Cardboard體驗虛擬實境
以透鏡、磁鐵、魔術貼、橡皮筋加上裁切過的紙板組裝而成的Google Cardboard，配上將手機的螢幕分割為2個區域的app，同時顯示對應於雙眼的畫面，巧妙地產生3D立體的效果來體驗虛擬實境（Virtual Reality）。使用Cardboard的《逃出城大！》虛擬實境遊戲， 讓不論身在何處的用家3D地感受到的城大環境，進行各程遊戲任務。 其中，透過拉動Cardboard一旁的磁性按鈕，讓手機偵測到磁場的變化，從而形成相等於在屏幕上 「點擊」的智能手機的動作， 增強用家對虛擬現實的體驗 。
Build the Cardboard by yourself
“Your 3D journey starts in 2D. You can construct Cardboard from everyday items you can find in your garage, online, or at your local hardware store. You need just a few things: cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro and a rubber band,” Google Cardboard is a VR platform developed by Google in 2014.
Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun and inexpensive way
Simple, easy to build and portable
Turn your Android phone into a neat virtual reality headset using everyday items
Experience virtual reality
Put VR on the smartphone by displaying 3D scenes with binocular rendering to head movement reaction recorded by magnet inputs
Being showcased in...
– CityU Mobile Festival (Jan, 2015)
– CityU CSE Discovery & Innovation Gala (June, 2015)
– “InnoTech– Key to a Boundless Future” InnoCarnival 2015 at HK SciencePark (Nov, 2015)
and more coming soon!
Let’s experience VR using the cardboard
Project Supervisor: Mr. Kenny Mew, Apps Lab at CityU
Developers: Leon Lo, Year 3 student from Department of Electronic Engineering, and Raymond Ma, Year 2 student from Department of Computer Science
Designers: Jan Tong and Zoe Ting, Year 3 students from School of Creative Media
Product Developed in January 2015