Future Port Prague to host the first VR headset that combines voice recognition with eye and hand tracking

VRgineers, a Czech-based VR firm, will present the most advanced virtual reality headset, the XTAL, at the largest futuristic festival of modern technologies in Central Europe: Future Port Prague (September 6-7, 2018). With the new headset, the team of engineers was able to bring enterprise-grade virtual reality several levels closer to actual reality. After its premiere in the US and Germany, this unique piece of tech now returns home to the Czech Republic.

This breakthrough VR headset allows experts in the automotive industry, architecture, healthcare, industrial design, and education to work more effectively in several chief areas:

  • Design – The ability to quickly test and evaluate design proposals, cooperate with them in the virtual environment with colleagues halfway around the world as though they were in the same room.
  • Architecture – Using virtual reality, you can walk in buildings yet to be built, see shapes and proportions and space as a whole as if the building were already standing in order to help make decisions with the client.
  • Virtual prototyping – The ability to virtually create, test, and prototype a future product on the fly, such as a car. You can examine it from all sides, in various environments, and with various lighting.
  • Employee training – Employees can train to operate various equipment and machines in a virtual environment remotely while maintaining safety and minimizing costs.
  • Realistic simulation – Crystal-clear imaging and a wide field of view allow for the realistic simulation of various activities and situations from test driving cars or flying planes to training police for dangerous situations.
  • Virtual product configuration – Clients can configure the product in the virtual environment before purchasing it. Cadillac sells people cars without them having physically seen it before.
  • Training surgeons and doctors – Virtual reality is used to prepare surgeons for complicated operations, such as brain tumors.


VRgineers’s new XTAL headset incorporates a series of revolutionary breakthroughs, such as its unique AutoEye technology, which automatically adjusts the position of the lenses according to the pupils of the user. “Exact alignment of the eyes and lens in VR googles is either impossible or neglected today even though it is fundamental for image quality. The AutoEye system automatically sets the proper configuration in just a few seconds. It’s idela if the headset is used by multiple users,” said VRgineers CEO Marek Polčák, who is also the guarantor of the Augmented Reality zone at Future Port Prague 2018.

XTAL is also the first headset in the world with an integrated Leap Motion sensor. This highly-sensitive piece of equipment monitors hand movements and provides the user with an easy and intuitive way to interact with the virtual scene using their hands. Finally, the headset includes voice commands using the integrated microphone and voice recognition software.

VRgineers’s virtual reality headsets are already used by automotive companies like BMW, AUDI, and ŠKODA AUTO:

“The process of revising a design requires ŠKODA AUTO engineers to display a digital model of the car in the greatest possible image quality in real time and a corresponding field of view. For this use, the googles from VRgineers are the only possible choice on the market that reach these standards of quality,” said Leoš Červený, VR, and Digital Coordinator at ŠKODA AUTO.

Virtual reality is one of the technological directions that have the potential to revolutionize entire industries. We’re not just talking about games and entertainment. According to Statista, the VR market is expected to expand to $33.9 million and augmented reality $117.40 million by 2022.