The Display Resolution of Head-mounted Displays


What is the real, physical, display resolution of my VR headset? I have written a long article about the optical properties of (then-)current head-mounted displays , one about projection and distortion in wide-FoV HMDs , and another one about measuring the effective resolution of head-mounted displays , but in neither one of those have I looked into the actual display resolution, in terms of hard pixels, of those headsets.

Accommodation and Vergence in Head-mounted Displays


These are another two (relates ones) of those frequently-asked questions about VR and head-mounted displays (HMDs) that I promised to address a while back. Figure 4: A pair of eyes looking at a virtual object in a head-mounted display. Why do virtual objects close to my face appear blurry when wearing a VR headset? My vision is fine! And why does the real world look strange immediately after a long VR session?


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Head-mounted Displays and Lenses


” The popularity of Google Cardboard , and the upcoming commercial releases of the Oculus Rift , HTC Vive , and other modern head-mounted displays (HMDs) have raised interest in virtual reality and VR devices in parts of the population who have never been exposed to, or had reason to care about, VR before. What this means is that, for most people, it would be impossible to focus on the screens of HMDs (unless the display is ridiculously large ( source )).

Nintendo Files Patent For New Labo VR Headset


Discovered first by Let’s Go Digital , the patent—entitled ‘3D image display system and 3D image display device,’ features concept art of a head-mounted display similar to that of the Labo VR Goggles. Like the original cardboard goggles, this new rendition would not include a head strap, instead requiring users to hold the goggles up to their faces by grasping either the goggles themselves or the Joycon controllers.

Measuring the Effective Resolution of Head-mounted Displays


So, why do current-generation head-mounted displays appear so low-resolution? What counts is not the total number of pixels, and especially not the display’s resolution in pixels per inch , but the resolution of the projected virtual image in pixels per degree , as measured from the viewer’s eyes. It’s a good idea on paper, but the tricky bit is that it tries to measure not what a display objectively displays, but what a viewer subjectively sees.

You Might Have to Wait a Little Longer for Apple's AR Headset

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The Display Resolution of Head-mounted Displays, Revisited


I wrote an article earlier this year in which I looked closely at the physical display resolution of VR headsets, measured in pixels/degree, and how that resolution changes across the field of view of a headset due to non-linear effects from tangent-space rendering and lens distortion. The first two figures, 1 and 2, show display resolution in pixels/°, on one horizontal and one vertical cross-section through the lens center of my Vive’s right display.

Acer and Starbreeze Announce First Shipment of StarVR Head-Mounted Displays

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Acer and Starbreeze AB today announced at a global press conference in Berlin that they have started to ship StarVR® Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) to IMAX Corporation in preparation for the highly anticipated opening of the IMAX VR® Center in Los Angeles, expected later this year, and others in the near future.

Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Might Forgo Controllers for Eye Tracking and Iris Recognition

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Qualcomm's New AR Headset Design Might Make Smart Glasses More of a Thing

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The Latest Oculus Quest 2 Update Packs Some Big Upgrades for Work and Gaming

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HTC Hopes Its Long-Awaited 5K Vive Pro 2 Headset Won't Make You Sick

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We haven’t seen a new HTC Vive virtual reality headset in a minute, but today, the company announced two new devices, including the Vive Pro 2. Read more.

Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Might Be Light AF

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Apple's Rumored VR Headset Might Have 8K Displays and Cost How Much??

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Set-up Instructions for Vrui with HTC Vive Head-mounted Display


” It is typically started when you begin a VR session, around the same time you turn on your Vive’s display, and keeps running until you end your session and turn the Vive’s display off again. For initial testing, look for messages similar to the following (all serial numbers refer to my devices, and will be different for yours): OpenVRHost: Activating newly-added head-mounted display with serial number LHR-CCB9BBDB.

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Snagging Pearson’s AR assets and $1 million in cash, GIGXR is ready for its close up

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New Apple patent describes optical system for VR headsets


The patent describes an “Optical System for Head-mounted Display” intended to make VR headgear more comfortable. VR devices typically use microdisplays, requiring high magnification of visual content and thus thicker lenses between the display and the wearer’s eyes. Apple Virtual Reality (VR) VR World Wearables Apple patent catadiotropic fresnel lens Head mounted display optical system optics virtual reality vr headset VR Headset Displays

The State Of Consumer VR


And All That Hype Around the World Head Mounted Displays Helmet HMD Hype motion sickness Simulator SicknessTwo milkshakes make the whole issue of virtual reality motion sickness moot. There’s not much more commentary to add here… The post The State Of Consumer VR appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

The 6th Stage of Grief


Head Mounted Displays Psychology VR Companies VR Now Godwin's Law Helmet HMD Oculus ParodyParody! – In under four minutes all 5100 /r/oculus posts are neatly summed up. Godwin’s law kicks in big time! The post The 6th Stage of Grief appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’


Details include a ‘head mounted display for computer simulated reality.’. While the description itself doesn’t explicitly state that the trademark is related to VR, phrases such as “head mounted display for computer simulated reality” and “optical devices,” indicate that immersive technology is more than likely involved.

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Oculus DK2 Lens – Characteristics


However, since the display emits moderately narrow bands red, green and blue, we perceive good chromatic aberration correction. AMOLED spectral curves are narrower than produced by IPS LCDs (used in Apple retina displays), but the width of the frequency range for each primary is not a single frequency. Head Mounted Displays How-To; Teardowns; Tutorials acrylic lens Oculus DK2 Oculus DK2 lens polycarbonate lens

Virtual Reality (1991) – “Many Believe It Will Revolutionize The Way We Live”


And All That Hype Game Systems Head Mounted Displays In the Movies On TV VR Companies Where Are They Now? ABC Primetime covers the VR scene in Sept. Although this news report conflates computer animation footage with Virtual Reality, it also features interviews with Jon Waldern, Fred Brooks, Howard Rheingold, Mike McGreevey, and C L Dodgson (virtually, of course.)

W-Industries Unscripted


Around the World Game Systems Head Mounted Displays How-To; Teardowns; Tutorials VR Companies 1992 Virtuality W IndustriesW-Industries (Virtuality) always seemed to have a PR person riding herd on any video material that was released about the company or products. Everything the public saw was tightly scripted and edited. But… here’s a 1992 video from inside the factory that’s more of a home movie cum operations tutorial.

Why Sell Out? Oculus -> Facebook


Palmer and company produced two mainstream marketed development kit head mounted displays which became darlings of the grassroots VR/Gamer community. Oculus developed technically well conceived and implemented head mounted displays. The VR displays are/were wildly popular with a community of up to 75,000, doubtless enhanced by the ultra-low $300 price tag.

Valve papers tease eye tracking VR headset potential


In a patent application made public today, Valve showed drawings and descriptions of a new sort of VR headset.

Digital VR Rehab


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Platypus Headsets?


And All That Hype Head Mounted Displays In the Movies Stereoscopic 3D Where Are They Now? The Science Channel interviews Jaron Lanier who shows off some wide field of view headsets from the late 80’s. Jaron feels like a platypus when wearing one of these JumboTrons. The narrator’s conclusion (and Jaron’s as well): The state of the art in VR hasn’t progressed too much further. . (A

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The Cart Before The Horse, Once Again – Project Glass


Google has been tearing through the bandwidth over at the Patent Office in defense of Project Glass , April’s much touted announcement of Google’s entry into the world of augmented reality and head mounted displays. Google’s prototype heads-up display glasses do not have the Terminator-style graphics shown in the concept video. And All That Hype Head Mounted Displays Augmented Reality Google Hype Marketing Project Glass

Seeing the Eye in a New Light


Head Mounted Displays How-To; Teardowns; Tutorials 3D eye anatomy Helmet HMD How-To StereoscopicThere’s been an enormous resurgence of DIY HMDs in the VR hacker community recently, some quite impressive. Understanding how the eye works is the key to these inventions. I found a really instructive 70 year old nugget which gives HMD designers the real lowdown.

Awesome VR Optics for 1? Class Displays At Less Than Ten Dollars!


A while back I demonstrated a design for Leep On The Cheap , a proof of concept for wide field of view optics on 3″ to 4″ display panels. not bad, but not totally immersive), and I rely on somewhat smaller display panels, about 1″ to 1.5″ The post Awesome VR Optics for 1″ Class Displays At Less Than Ten Dollars! Professional wide field of view Virtual Reality optics for less than the price of a couple of double lattes!

Sega VR – Mighty Barfin’ Power Rangers (we are the 40 percent)


And All That Hype Game Systems Head Mounted Displays Stereoscopic 3D VR Companies Where Are They Now? Sega (all hail Sonic!): 1991 brought the announcement of Sega VR, a $200 headset for the Genesis console, a prototype finally shown at summer CES 1993, and consigned to the trash heap of VR in 1994, before any units shipped.

Samsung Odyssey VR headset patent sounds more powerful, looks alien


If Samsung’s next head-mounted display is anything like this patent, it will make them literally bug-eyed. Some people get bug-eyed after experiencing virtual reality for the first time.

Microsoft Files Patent To Bring Real-World Objects To VR


The patent, entitled “Transitioning into a VR environment and warning HMD users of real-world physical obstacles,” details a system capable of generating virtual representations of real-world objects that come within a certain range of the head-mounted display (HMD).

REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022


We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD [head-mounted display] devices in Q2 2022. Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the upcoming headset will launch in Q2 of next year and will feature 15 onboard cameras.

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Owlchemy Labs ARCore Experiment Lets Android Users View a Friend's VR Experience from Their Smartphone

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Google subsidiary Owlchemy Labs has cooked up an experimental ARCore mobile app that enables smartphone users to follow along with their VR friends as they play games in a head-mounted display. Called Mobile Spectator, the app uses ARCore to track the smartphone's position in physical space.

iOS 13 Points Towards Existence Of Apple’s Supposedly-Canceled AR Headset


Among the applications was a patent for a mixed reality experience that included eye, gesture, and face tracking powered via a “head-mounted display.” . According to code found within Apple’s upcoming iOS 13 update, however, it appears as though the company’s long-rumored AR head-mounted display may not be as dead as we thought. . Could Apple’s long-speculated AR glasses still be in development?

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