Mixed Reality

Product

The Canon MREAL system is a portable system leveraging four key components: displays, the Canon Mixed Reality Platform Software, software plug-ins, and markers or positional sensors.

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Canon Displays for Mixed Reality

Canon offers a portfolio of options to immerse the user in the Mixed Reality experience. The display brings a view of virtual images seamlessly superimposed onto physical, real-world environments. Computer graphic files are overlaid with real-world images the user sees, which are then displayed in one view to create three-dimensional depth.


The display is available in three form factors:
• Head Mounted Display (HMD): The HMD allows users to immerse in the MR experience while having their hands free to attend to other tasks.
• Hand Held Display (HHD): Allowing users to simply look through the HHD like a pair of binoculars, the HHD is ideal for short viewing sessions or for groups and crowds.
• Network Camera: The network camera captures the MREAL experience from an alternate fixed viewing position for a third party perspective.



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MR Platform

The platform software is designed to integrate with many concept models and workflows.


The MR Platform Software functions as a middleware solution with the ability to combine images of reality and your models rendered from 3D CAD and design applications. 

The platform also provides a software development kit (SDK) that can be used to integrate with other applications you might rely on regularly. 



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Plug-Ins & Viewers

The Canon MREAL system is compatible with design software applications through a suite of plug-ins and viewers.


Canon offers software plug-ins to some of the most commonly used design and visualization tools. The plug-ins enable users to easily integrate MREAL into the existing workflow.

MR Visualizer: The MR Visualizer player allows various file formats to be translated and viewed in Mixed Reality. By exporting designs as a VRML file, the MR Visualizer player brings the data to life in an immersive and interactive experience.

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Positioning

To create an immersive, interactive experience, the Canon MREAL System supports multiple positioning solutions.


Optical Cameras: Ideal for permanent, large-scale installations of Mixed Reality, optical cameras offer wide-range positioning coverage for the MREAL system.
Compatible Optical Sensors include:
Vicon T-Series, Vicon Bonita, NaturalPoint OptiTrack
Canon also interfaces with other leading optical cameras through VRPN.
Magnetic Sensors: Magnetic sensors are a flexible solution offering an MR experience best suited for smaller, more compact spaces.
Compatible Magnetic Sensors include:
POLHEMUS FASTRAK
Markers: Canon-produced registration markers are a cost effective solution that allows for a tactile dimension that enhances the realism of the MR experience.
Carpet Markers: A carpet marker configuration offers a highly-portable solution, allowing the system to be easily transported to different locations.
Gyroscopic Sensors: The gyroscopic sensor allows the system to maintain tracking even when rotated out of view of a sensor in order to heighten the sense of realism.
Compatible Gyroscopic Sensors include:
InterSense InertiaCube,
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Learn More About Mixed Reality
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