Lemnis Technologies Unveils Verifocal Mixed Reality Headsets with New Generation Eye Tracker
The Verifocal platform developed by Lemnis Technologies addresses the eye strain, visual discomfort and low image clarity that that is common in today's virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, according to the company.
July 30, 2019
Lemnis Technologies, the technology company behind the Verifocal platform, announces new mixed reality headsets to include a new generation eye tracker with hassle-free calibration.
The Verifocal platform developed by Lemnis Technologies addresses the eye strain, visual discomfort and low image clarity that that is common in today's virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, according to the company. Headsets with Verifocal adjust the focus naturally as the user looks around, eliminating the vergence-accommodation conflict with a combination of advanced software and hardware. This leads to more natural experiences and improves text readability, enabling applications involving virtual objects within arm's reach, such as reading an instruction manual or training with hand-based interaction, the company notes.
Features include the following.
Hassle-free eye tracking monitors user's eye movements to enable analysis and adjustments in real-time. Lemnis' eye tracking system is calibrated only once per user. No recalibration is needed when repositioning the headset or after taking it off.
Vision correction incorporates the user's eyeglasses prescription directly into the headset optics. This eliminates the need of eyeglasses for most users, leading to a more comfortable experience with a larger field of view. A single device can be shared by multiple users, with a tailored correction for each.
Verifocal AR enables video pass-through augmented reality thanks to high-speed stereo cameras with large field of view. Dynamic camera focus combined with eye tracking makes it possible to focus on real objects at any distance, increasing visual clarity and image sharpness in mixed reality applications such as reading or hands-on training.
Headsets powered by Verifocal are compatible with VR engines such as Unity and SteamVR, along with professional applications such as Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D simulation software, Autodesk VRED and 3ds Max visualization software.
“Today we have reached a significant milestone in Lemnis' mission to make Mixed Reality viable as the next computing platform,” states Dr. Pierre-Yves Laffont, CEO and co-founder of Lemnis Technologies. “We help build the ideal headsets for demanding professionals seeking the highest visual fidelity. Our patent-pending Verifocal platform, combined with our state-of-the-art eye tracker and varifocal video pass-through AR, turns Mixed Reality from an oddity into a transformative business tool. “
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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