(Slideshow) Virtual reality system aids firefighter navigation

See how a mobile virtual reality head-mounted display system called ProFiTex uses a GigE camera, a depth sensor and the Kinect Fusion algorithm to enable it to help firefighters navigate in the dark or in a fire.

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Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria have developed a mobile virtual reality head-mounted display system called ProFiTex to help firefighters navigate in the dark or in a fire. The system also provides position data to allow others to guide firefighters during a mission.

This slideshow takes a look at some of the technologies that the ProFiTex system employs, beginning with its camera system.

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