VR Headsets will be Thinner and Lighter, Facebook has started working on it

Facebook is making an attempt to make VR glasses thinner and greater "socially acceptable." The organisation in a new lookup paper has printed its glasses-like prototype digital truth (VR) headset with a show measuring 8.9mm in thickness, which is about the identical as a everyday smartphone. The social media massive says that one way to attain "sunglasses"-like VR headsets, is via changing the refractive lens with holographic optics. It truly ability that the new optics will enable the mild to attain human eyes in a smaller distance, in contrast to normal VR equipment that require to be cumbersome to accommodate thick lens to exchange the perspective of mild from the show to our eyes.

The new optics will similarly assist to maintain the shape issue and weight of the VR headset a lot lighter, the Facebook lookup paper highlights. The findings are defined in the research paper led with the aid of Facebook Reality Labs. The researchers be aware that to reap thin, lightweight, and high-performance near-eye displays for virtual reality, they have blended "holographic optics, directional backlighting, laser illumination, and polarization-based optical folding."

"Current [VR] headsets nevertheless have box-like shape elements and grant only a fraction of the decision of the human eye. Emerging optical graph techniques, such as polarization-based optical folding, or 'pancake' optics, promise to enhance overall performance whilst lowering size." the lookup notes.

Pancake optics in fact leap mild again and forth inner a lens earlier than accomplishing the human eyes. This correctly will increase the distance between the show panel and focusing optic besides growing bodily size. The lookup states that it lets in the focusing optics to be positioned bodily shut to the show panel, "while without a doubt appearing as if they have been plenty similarly away, presenting a awesome gain in compactness."

Limitations of the skinny near-eye VR headset

The researchers pointed out that there are numerous obstacles with the sunglasses-like prototype VR headset, consequently indicating its launch is nevertheless years away. Currently, the prototype outputs in monochrome, and it is but to obtain a full-colour display.

Similarly, the headset will have to tackle challenges like battery life, system connections, and so on.

Facebook-owned Oculus VR in 2019 launched Oculus Rift S digital truth headset for $399 (roughly Rs. 30,100).

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