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With the Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform, developers have a unique opportunity to reimagine reality. It paves the way to a new frontier of spatial computing, empowering developers to create immersive experiences for smart glasses that adapt to the spaces around us.
The Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform reduces developer friction by providing a uniform set of augmented reality features independent of device manufacturers. This allows developers to seamlessly blend the lines between our physical and digital realities and transform the world around us in ways limited only by our imaginations.
There are many features of the Snapdragon Spaces XR Development Platform that let you build beyond limits. For example, positional tracking maps the environment and estimates the location, position, and orientation of the smart glasses in six degrees of freedom within 3D space. This enables developers to understand and track the end-user’s position relative to the world. With scene understanding, the smart glasses gain semantic knowledge about select elements of the physical space. The Snapdragon Spaces XR Development Platform supports the semantic understanding of floors, walls, and ceilings in a scene. Finally, hand tracking enables the recognition, tracking, and meshing of a user’s hands to enable more natural, intuitive, fast, and precise input when interacting with the augmented world without the need for physical controllers.
These are only a few of the features included in the Snapdragon Spaces XR Development Platform. Together, they unlock virtually endless possibilities for developers.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 5G Platform is changing the way developers approach XR. The platform supports seven concurrent cameras and 8K 360-degree video for truly immersive experiences, and its automatic room mapping and 3D reconstruction capabilities support mixed reality applications, including gaming and XR guided instruction.
A CVPR 2022 demonstration of Qualcomm Research’s advanced computer vision research for real-time photorealistic facial avatars for XR. Photorealistic avatars are an essential ingredient for enabling immersive XR experiences in the metaverse. In the demo, you’ll see that the generated avatar is nearly equivalent to the ground truth. You’ll also see how our facial relighting algorithms simulate the ambient lighting of the virtual environment onto the avatar to increase photorealism.