This startup wants to build VR headsets with ‘human eye-resolution’

This startup wants to build VR headsets with ‘human eye-resolution’


Earlier this month, Google virtual reality head Clay Bavor discussed the company’s efforts on a mind-boggling 20 megapixel screen that was currently under development. The screens would be a staggering 17x resolution improvement on displays in current generation VR systems like the Rift and Vive. They would also be totally unusable, because at the frame rates needed for VR, such displays would burn through 50-100 GBs of data per second.

The key for working this out would be utilizing a technology called foveate rendering to track where a user’s eyes are looking and ensure that only the area at the center of their vision is being rendered at full resolution. While this will undoubtedly be a technology that enables the future of high-end VR, it’s still one that relies on…

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