DJI has presented a headset that allows users to control a number of drones through head movements. The headset, called Goggles, shows the camera images directly in the headset of the user.
The headset projects a video stream, which means that the user flies with a first-person perspective. A user can use the Goggles to rotate the drone to the left and right by means of sideways head movements. These operating modes are possible by a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. It is not possible to raise and lower the drone with head movements.
The DJI Goggles consist of a headband and a spectacle section. Both parts each weigh approximately 500 grams. The two screens in the glasses, each for one eye, have a resolution of 1920×1080. The image is split and presented to each eye, with polarization so that no overlap between the images should occur. There are two viewing modes: one with 720p resolution displaying 60fps images and 1080p mode at 30fps. The latency is in both modes 110ms. To control the setup menu, a touchpad is present. The battery in the headband will last six hours.
The headset can be used with the Mavic Pro and drones from the Phantom 4 series and the Inspire series. Up to four copies of the Goggles can be connected to the Mavic Pro at the same time. Whether this applies to the other supported drones is unclear.
Goggles is available on the DJI website as a preorder for $ 449. The headset will probably be delivered as of May 20th.