Deep Optics Displays First Demo of AR/VR Lenses

New tunable lens technology from Deep Optics aims to eliminate VR side-effects such as nausea and headaches.

The technology that powers augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is evolving all the time. Improvements are constantly being sought in many areas, including in the area of depth-of-field and focussing, where VR imaging has not yet caught up with the capabilities of the human eye. Deep Optics are trying to bring a more advanced view to VR and AR users with its new technology.

Deep Optics will be offering demonstrations of the new tunable lens technology, which enables any AR or VR lens to be turned into an auto-focussing system by enabling a real dynamic focal plane. This technology is said to significantly reduce the negative side effects experienced by some VR users such as nausea, dizziness and headaches. Deep Optics have identified the cause of those side effects as being the result of objects within the virtual world being at apparent distances from the viewer, but the optical systems in VR are not able to synchronise the optical signal to properly represent the variance is distance, resulting in a disconnect.

Yariv Haddad, Co-founder and CEO of Deep Optics, said, “We’re excited to demonstrate our AR/VR auto-focus solution at the show. Our tunable lenses dynamically change their focal power and position, allowing us to effectively cover a large field-of-view, a critical requirement from AR/VR HMDs. Visitors will be able to try out the superior augmented reality experience for themselves in different headsets,” Haddad continued, “Our aim is to continue our partnerships with tier-1 players in the AR/VR market and introduce products powered by our lenses in 2018.”

Haddad will be speaking at the Augmented World Expo on the topic of Foveal Adaptive Optics on Friday 2nd Jun. Deep Optics will also be demonstrating the tunable lens technology at AWE 2017.

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