Ghost technology will provide access to augmented reality from any smartphone

The developers introduced the world to augmented reality and froze at a crossroads. People were not ready to pay significant money for full-fledged implementations, like Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap One, and therefore content creators are in no hurry to create for them. The power of an ordinary smartphone, albeit a flagship one, is only enough for simple, out of touch with reality entertainment - an example of Pokemon Go before your eyes. And then the startup Ghost enters the scene.

Ghost is a headset with the operating system of the same name on board, which is positioned as a link between developers of augmented reality applications and smartphone manufacturers. Structurally, this is a case with a projector and sensors, into which an iPhone of the 6th generation and newer, a Google Pixel phone or Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 models are inserted. Further, the computing power of the smartphone is used to generate augmented reality.

The description for Ghost indicates that the system provides a 70-degree view, is able to navigate in space due to the smartphone's sensors and creates an image of the quality that the display of a particular phone model is capable of. OS Ghost makes it easy to take a window with any typical application and "hang" it in virtual space so that the user can move in the real world and simultaneously work with the software. Plus there is support for virtual reality at the level of Google Cardboard.

The bottleneck of a startup is its utopian nature; at the moment, developers can only show the concept, but not the prototype of the headset itself. But when they collect at least $ 80, 000, necessary to implement ideas "in metal", then it will be possible to judge the advantages and disadvantages of the headset. But the timing of the release to the market is optimistic, the Ghost may appear on sale in February 2019 and at a price of only $ 79 per copy - for the sponsors of the project.