In this booth interview with Laser Focus World, Shannon Roberts—Product Manager at Radiant Vision Systems—provides an introduction to the Radiant AR/VR Lens system from the floor of Photonics West 2020, San Francisco, CA.
When I was a kid I loved to sit in the 4th or 5th row of a movie theater, dead center. It was far enough back that I didn’t have to crane my neck, but close enough to the screen to minimize any peripheral visual distractions so I could become completely absorbed in the world of the movie. I stood next to Scarlett O’Hara as Atlanta burned, and soared through the night air on a bicycle with ET.
Displays viewed near to the eye create immersive virtual experiences, such as those integrated into AR/VR devices. However, as display images are magnified to fill a user’s field of view (FOV), display defects are also magnified. Radiant provides an application-specific display test solution to meet the unique measurement parameters of NEDs viewed in close proximity through AR/VR headsets and goggles.
Specially designed lens option for near-eye display testing within augmented and virtual reality headsets
The AR/VR lens has a unique optical design specially engineered for measuring near-eye displays (NEDs), such as those integrated into virtual (VR), mixed (MR), and augmented reality (AR) headsets. The lens design simulates the size, position, and field of view of the human eye. Unlike alternative lens options, where the aperture is located inside the lens, the aperture of the AR/VR lens is located on the front of the lens, enabling positioning of the imaging system’s entrance pupil within NED
Coronavirus concerns have forced many organizations to rethink how they operate, find new ways to connect employees, and shift to remote work. This has driven a massive shift to online platforms that offer video conferencing, group chat, and virtual collaboration. With this virtualization of large segments of global business activity, augmented- (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) technologies have been thrust into the spotlight, with an increasing number of useful applications.
Augmented reality (AR) falls into the category of “spatial computing”—a merger of digital and physical space. Nowhere does this concept hold greater potential for life-changing applications than in medicine. Use of AR, along with virtual (VR) and mixed reality (MR), in the healthcare industry is projected to reach a global market size of US$ 7.05 billion by 2026, growing at an explosive 28.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR),1 including hardware and software.
So much innovation is happening in the fields of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) these days, with a wide range of emerging practical applications. AR/VR is revolutionizing everything from medicine to manufacturing to museums. Recent examples include “workers assembling wind turbines at a
Augmented reality (AR) may be hot in the marketplace right now, but it’s nothing new in military aircraft. “It’s been around for nearly 60 years,” says Chris Colston, director of strategic growth at BAE Systems, which built the first head-up display (HUD) for the Blackburn “Buccaneer” aircraft that launched in the late 1950s. “We’ve supplied AR solutions long before that meant anything to the mass market.”1
As employers and workers around the globe adjust to life during a pandemic, many companies have had to rethink how they structure the workplace to incorporate remote, virtual, and hybrid models. Many are reevaluating the pros and cons of having a remote/geographically distributed workforce, not only due to COVID-19, but as a possible longer-term option.
Presented on May 27, 2020, as part of the virtual conference at AWE Online, Radiant Sales Manager Davis Bowling leads this conference topic on the design of optical display test systems specifically for evaluating the appearance of AR, VR, and MR (XR) displays as seen by the wearer through device headsets and glasses.
Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) technologies are already revolutionizing aspects of everyday life, from consumer entertainment to medical care, retail, military operations, transportation, and more. As we move into this new virtual-enabled future, we can gain perspective by remembering where the industry has come from. We hope you enjoy these highlights from the history of virtual reality devices.
The old phrase “to walk a mile in another man’s shoes” is taking on new meaning in the age of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR). With these technologies it’s now possible to completely immerse ourselves in an virtual experience and take on the perspective of another person. VR has even been referred to as the “ultimate empathy machine” since it allows users to experience any situation from any point of view.
Humans experience the world through five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Typically, sight takes priority as the first and most important source we turn to for information about our environment.
This paper discusses the challenges of near-to-eye display (NED) measurement to ensure the quality of devices such as virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR) headsets. It introduces Radiant's integrated AR/VR Lens solution, and outlines the solution's advantages for evaluating human visual experiences in NED applications.In this White Paper, you will learn about:
In this article, Radiant Vision Systems Chief Solutions Officer, Doug Kreysar, contributes his thoughts on AR/VR technology development, which brings together camera systems, near-IR eye tracking, gesture recognition, and other machine vision capabilities that improve the visual performance and extend the application of AR/VR headsets.
Use of augmented reality (AR) technology is expected to boom in the coming decades. Leading the way in AR adoption is the industrial sector, which includes manufacturing, engineering, electronics, automotive, aerospace, and other verticals with heavy physical components.
Uses and potential applications of augmented (AR), virtual (VR), and mixed (MR) reality devices are growing rapidly in industries as diverse as gaming, military, education, transportation, manufacturing, and medicine.
Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) devices and other head-mounted displays (HMDs) are unique in the display industry as they are intended to be viewed at very close range. Unlike televisions seen from across a room, or smartphones held at arm’s length, these appropriately named Near-Eye Displays or Near-to-Eye Displays (NEDs) are typically positioned a mere 1.2 - 3 inches from the user’s eye.
FPDisplay sits with Radiant Technical Director, Li Sun, during the 8th China Information Technology Expo (CITE 2020) in Shenzhen to understand how Radiant continues to innovate in step with—and ahead of—the display market.