Un Cambridge engineering team developed a new AR system, an augmented reality based on a Head Mounted Display (HMD). It is capable of providing a more complete 3D experience, without side effects such as nausea or visual disturbances.
The device offers a visual field designed to provide a more comfortable viewing experience. Show images on the retina using a system that can keep them in focus regardless of distance.
The details of the research are reported in the scientific journal Research.
HMD is developed by researchers from the Center for Electronics and Advanced Photonics (CAPE) in collaboration with the European Research Center Huawei in Monaco.
Our researchers have created an experience in augmented reality that outclasses the current market leaders. It does this thanks to a very comfortable 3D vision that does not create any kind of side effect. It can send clear, high-quality images directly to the retina, even if the user is wearing glasses.Professor Daping Chu
A few words to add (maybe later), but not now: take a look at the video first.
Augmented, but natural
The special features of the AR device have been confirmed by the results of a study conducted on more than 50 participants between the ages of 16 and 60 showing wide approval. The 3D images are "very convincing", for objects from 20cm to 10 meters. Not only that: they have colors considered more vivid and with high contrast, absolutely without pixels visible to the naked eye.
None (mind you: none!) Of the participants reported nausea or vision problems, even after a prolonged period of use for several hours.
Earnings: research will lead to wearable devices that can reduce the distance between reality and computation by leaps and bounds.