The Display Resolution of Head-mounted Displays

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What is the real, physical, display resolution of my VR headset? Those figures show display resolution, in pixels/°, along two lines (horizontal and vertical, respectively) going through the center of the right lens of my own Vive.

Accommodation and Vergence in Head-mounted Displays

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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.

Head-mounted Displays and Lenses

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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 )). “It can’t be comfortable or healthy to stare at a screen a few inches in front of your eyes.”

Nintendo Files Patent For New Labo VR Headset

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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.

Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown

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Here’s a much more detailed tear down of the Virtual Research VR-4 Head Mounted Display, done by one of the engineers at VR sometime in 1994. The post Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown appeared first on V-Rtifacts. Head Mounted Displays How-To; Teardowns; Tutorials 1994 Helmet HMD How-To Virtual Research VR-4

Measuring the Effective Resolution of Head-mounted Displays

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So, why do current-generation head-mounted displays appear so low-resolution? 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.

The Display Resolution of Head-mounted Displays, Revisited

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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.

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

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” 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.

The State Of Consumer VR

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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.

Oculus DK2 Lens – Characteristics

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However, since the display emits moderately narrow bands red, green and blue, we perceive good chromatic aberration correction. 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”

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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.

W-Industries Unscripted

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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.

New Apple patent describes optical system for VR headsets

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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 6th Stage of Grief

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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.

The Cart Before The Horse, Once Again – Project Glass

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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.

Seeing the Eye in a New Light

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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.

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

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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″

Why Sell Out? Oculus -> Facebook

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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.

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

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And All That Hype Game Systems Head Mounted Displays Stereoscopic 3D VR Companies Where Are They Now? Sega (all hail Sonic!):

Digital VR Rehab

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Head Mounted Displays Psychology VR Publications Addition rehab Helmet HMD SimulatorFor years, therapists would attempt to treat smokers and alcoholics using real-life triggers. Let addicts see a lighter or an empty bottle, or even a photo of something smoking or drinking related, to trigger cravings, then teach them coping strategies.

HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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Details include a ‘head mounted display for computer simulated reality.’.

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Platypus Headsets?

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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

HTC Applies for ‘Vive Eclipse’ Trademark in New Zealand

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It says specifically under the explanation of goods and services provided by the Vive Eclipse that it’s a “head mounted display for computer simulated reality” and that it specifies “motion tracking sensors” and “handheld computer simulated reality controllers.”

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.

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

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Among the applications was a patent for a mixed reality experience that included eye, gesture, and face tracking powered via a “head-mounted display.” . Could Apple’s long-speculated AR glasses still be in development?

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Infographic: Augmented Reality Landscape Q1 and Q2 2019

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HMD (head mounted display) AR is in a Transition Phase. HMD (head mounted display) AR is in a Transition Phase Click To Tweet. Seven Key Facts about AR.

Synaptics Reveals VR Display Chip Targeting 1,000 PPI & Foveated Rendering

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SEE ALSO Google & LG Detail Next-Gen 1,443 PPI OLED VR Display, 'especially ideal for standalone AR/VR'. The post Synaptics Reveals VR Display Chip Targeting 1,000 PPI & Foveated Rendering appeared first on Road to VR.

Avegant Raises $12M Financing to Further Develop AR Display Tech

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While well-known for its Glyph head-mounted display (now called ‘Avegant Video Headset’), the company has also demoed a prototype AR headset using its display technologies, which are said to target the consumer market.

HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Equipment

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HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on.

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Apple’s Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking

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Spotted by Patently Apple , Apple’s patent titled Optical System for Head-mounted Display makes it clear up front that this particular design is aimed at creating a VR headset that’s more compact, specifically by redesigning the optical system.

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#810: Neuroscience & VR: MindMaze Brain-Computer Interface for Neurorehabilitation with VR

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MindMaze is creating Brain-Computer Interface that’s integrated with VR head-mounted displays, and they’re also creating immersive technologies that neurorehabilitation. I had a chance to talk. Podcast Archive

Oculus Patents VR Movement System with Phone-Based HMD

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One embodiment of the method was shown with a smartphone head-mounted display which can track hand movements.

Oculus Quest and Rift S release date and order info: Starting now

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Today Facebook revealed the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S head-mounted-display virtual reality headsets release. They’ve confirmed the ship dates on both products, and have prices set.

WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

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The WebXR Device API “describes support for accessing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, including sensors and head-mounted displays, on the Web.” A wide range of devices can use the API including head-mounted displays “whether they are opaque, transparent, or utilize video passthrough.” Standards group W3C moved VR and AR on the Web forward this week with the publication of a draft specification.

Ultrahaptics Buys Finger Tracking Company Leap Motion

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Some head-mounted displays include USB ports which can connect to Leap Motion sensors for integrated hand tracking. Ultrahaptics announced a “strategic deal” with hand tracking company Leap Motion to combine their startups and technologies.

Apple smart glasses optics detailed in patent application

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Apple has cooked up a new head-mounted display design that could dramatically shrink the size of a virtual reality or augmented reality headset, a newly-published patent application reveals.

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Eye-Tracking Headset FOVE 0 Specs & Pre-Order Date

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Pre-orders for the FOVE 0 head-mounted display begin November 2nd. While the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and upcoming PSVR are considered the ‘big three’ of modern virtual reality, the head-mounted display market is still the metaphorical wild west.

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