Former Nokia employees have developed a “killer” of the VR headset Oculus Rift

Today only a very lazy company is not trying to bite off a piece from an actively growing market of virtual reality. The Finnish startup Varjo Technologies was founded by immigrants from the famous company Nokia. And now his staff claim that they will be able to outdo headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive its own VR solution. As their unique headset that uses a built-in display and automatically adjusting resolution in the area where currently the user’s gaze.

In Varjo Technologies currently employs only 19 people, but this small team has managed to create a prototype of your future device that impressed many journalists had time to try it. A prototype of the future the headset has the working title of 20/20, and it is able to provide effective resolution of 70 megapixels per eye, which is comparable to the resolution of the retina. For comparison, the resolution of the Oculus Rift and Vive is 1.2 megapixels on the eye, and the augmented reality headset HoloLens is less than 1 megapixel.

The creators of 20/20 think that the display resolution of today’s popular VR-helmets too low in order for them to be used by professionals. For example, designers need to see clear outlines and fine details, but instead they see blurred contours with the effect of “ladders” due to insufficient resolution and poor anti-aliasing. That is why the developers of Varjo Technologies have created a system for tracking gaze of the user, and in the place where it is directed, the matrix provides almost perfectly clear picture. The remaining part of the image comparable in quality with other VR headsets. Latency when tracking view is just 7 milliseconds, making the use of 20/20 is very comfortable.

However, in the first prototype, the area of high-definition fixed located at the center of the image. But even this model headset is very impressive. Tracking system opinion, perfectly working, even if the person wears glasses, is currently undergoing final stages of testing. On the approach of the second prototype of the headset. The final version of the device should go on sale in 2018. Guide Varjo Technologies patented system adaptable resolution to the Us patent office, and in the future the company plans to license your work to other manufacturers of VR and AR devices.

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