Facebook has a ‘VR headset’ model that resembles a pair of glasses
- June 30, 2020
Agreeable, gorgeous VR headsets probably won’t be accessible sooner rather than later, yet that doesn’t mean they won’t be accessible by any stretch of the imagination. As per VentureBeat, Facebook is investigating a holographic optics plan that would thin down present-day VR headsets from their massive, block structure to something increasingly like a thick pair of glasses.
This reverberations back to early May 2020 rumors that Facebook’s Oculus division was making a slimmer Quest VR headset, just this glasses-like VR headset model is a lot of little and a lot lighter.
Facebook talked about its exploration in a Siggraph 2020 paper, “Holographic Optics for Thin and Lightweight Virtual Reality,” specifying how it’s been trying different things with what it calls “pancake optics.” It’s a kind of plan that joins a few slender layers of holographic film to make a VR show just somewhat thicker than the vast majority of the present advanced cells—9mm to 11mm.
The model structure likewise utilizes a laser projection system (like homeroom projectors that show pictures on a screen or divider) and directional backdrop illuminations to show either 2D or 3D symbolism.
The model VR glasses additionally have a practically identical goals to the Oculus Quest, 1,200 by 1,600 pixels (16-crawls by 21.3-inches), and a field of view that is either a 93-degree circle or a 92-by-69-degree square shape, as per VentureBeat. The VR glasses would just gauge 10 grams, while the Oculus Quest weighs 571 grams, or 1.26 pounds.
The VR glasses are as yet far from getting something beyond a proof of idea, however Facebook’s proposed stoop appears to be truly persuading. As the company subtleties in its research blog, most VR shows utilize a refractive focal point made out of a thick, bended piece or glass or plastic, which is the reason VR headsets are so cumbersome.
There should be the best possible measure of room between the glass and the eyes for a picture to show up effectively. Be that as it may, utilizing holographic optics in a focal point thins down that space in light of the fact that as opposed to moving light straightforwardly through a regular focal point, a holographic focal point will ricochet the light back toward the showcase board before twisting it like a focal point.
On the off chance that you have a charge or a credit card with a rainbow-esque logo that jumps out at you, that is the thing that Facebook is attempting to do with its holographic lenses.
As of now, the exploration group has had the option to create a concise, evidence of idea video, which is featured in the blog, yet the pictures are just green. Facebook says it’s “currently working on achieving full color on the smaller research prototype.” No good reason for utilizing a VR headset if all that you see is hued like The Matrix code.
Facebook is mindful so as to take note of that its work at present is “purely research,” yet holds a ton of guarantee for what VR headsets could resemble later on.
In the event that you need to bring a profound jump into the research itself, you can peruse the full paper here. In the event that anytime VR headsets’ structure factor transforms into a wiped out pair of Ray Bans, they envision they’d be restrictively costly to begin, yet hello, at any rate VR as we probably am aware it presently would get less expensive.