Oculus Rift 2 could make use of moving lenses for sharper VR focus
Whereas all of the digital actuality consideration has been focussed across the new standalone Oculus Go headset this week, the VR builders at Fb are already planning future generations of the big-daddy Oculus Rift headset.

The corporate used this week’s F8 Developer Convention to point out off a prototype referred to as the Half Dome, the ideas behind which is able to seemingly trickle down into regardless of the Oculus Rift 2 finally proves to be.

Half Dome, although externally trying similar to the prevailing Oculus Rift, makes use of a really totally different inner lens system – one through which its lenses transfer mechanically to maneuver nearer and additional away from a consumer’s eyes dependant on the main focus level an app is aiming to ship.

‘Varifocal’ show

Oculus’s Maria Fernandez Guajardo, head of product administration, described this as a  “varifocal” show, however fell in need of detailing whether or not or not the transferring lenses could be ruled by an eye-tracking digital camera or simply software program calculations.

A demo video confirmed a tester holding a digital merchandise, elevating it to her face after which seeing it come into higher readability because it drew nearer. Tremendous particulars turned clearer, with the legibility of textual content significantly improved.

As well as, the corporate revealed that the lenses would vastly enhance field-of-view for a wearer, growing from the present Rift’s 110-degree view to 140-degrees.

Solid your thoughts again to F8 2016, and these particulars have been laid out as a 5 yr plan for the corporate’s VR ambitions, so progress is already occurring at tempo. Subsequent on the agenda? 4K-per-eye decision screens. 

Through ArsTechnica


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