Finnish startup developing ‘human-eye resolution’ VR and XR

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/07/varjo/ writes:

Varjo Technologies, the Finnish startup that made a splash earlier this year with news it had developed a virtual reality headset capable of “human-eye resolution,” has raised $31 million in Series B funding.

Varjo (shadow) aims to bring to market “the world’s first” human-eye resolution virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (XR) product.

Based on my personal short experiences with their product last week. It was impressive when I had change to test one of their prototypes last week. I wrote on it to

https://www.uusiteknologia.fi/2018/10/10/suomalaisyhtio-demosi-virtuaalilasejaan-tarkkaa-kuvaa/


At the same event I saw their tech presentation how they combine two displays to get super high resolution (better resolution than normal eye) to the center of view.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This is the best VR headset I’ve ever demoed
    https://tcrn.ch/2SLJk3r

    Things are even more complicated now; Oculus has priced pretty much every other manufacturer out of the consumer market, and now a good deal of those consumer VR companies are chasing enterprise customers. Microsoft has been doing this with its Mixed Reality platform as well, but the customer base really doesn’t seem to be large enough to necessitate 14 hardware competitors.

    Varjo has a unique strategy to stand out from competitors — it’s called actual product differentiation.

    The Finland-based VR startup’s new VR-1 headset is a bulky solution that runs on SteamVR tracking but the high-resolution sweet spot that delivers a Retina-type display’s worth of pixel-density transforms this into an entirely different type of product. I don’t want to give this team more credit than they deserve, because the technical solution is novel but not mind-bogglingly complex from a hardware point-of-view; nevertheless, this headset delivers a pretty transformative experience.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Varjo Announces VR-1, World’s First Human Eye-Resolution VR Headset For Industrial Use
    https://varjo.com/press-release/varjo-announces-vr-1-worlds-first-human-eye-resolution-vr-headset-for-industrial-use/

    $5995 Virtual Reality Headset Incorporates State-Of-The-Art Technology Including 60-PPD Resolution Bionic Display™, Integrated 20/20 Eye Tracker, and Compatibility with World’s Most Popular 3D Software Engines & Tools; Designed Solely For Industrial Use Cases

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Varjon laseilla VR-kuva vastaa todellisuutta
    http://etn.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9109&via=n&datum=2019-02-20_15:40:56&mottagare=30929

    VR-1-virtuaalilasit tuovat ennen näkemättömän tarkkuuden

    Varjon Bionic Display -nimellä kehittämä näyttötekniikka yltää 60 pikseliin jokaisella näkökentän asteella. Perinteisemmin ilmaistuna resoluutio on 3000 pikseliä tuumalla. Tämä vastaa ihmissilmän 20/20-näkökykyä. Millään muilla VR-laseilla ei päästä lähellekään samaa.

    Varjon itsensä kehittämä ja patentoima tekniikka, jolla silmän liikeitä voidaan seurata
    Varjon mukaan silmän liikkeitä seurataan 100 hertsin taajuudella

    valmistaa elektroniikan sopimusvalmistaja Flex eli entinen Flextronics.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Varjon lasit eivät ole tulossa kuluttajille
    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9167-varjon-lasit-eivat-ole-tulossa-kuluttajille

    Varjo esitteli eilen HelTech-teknologiatapahtumassa VR-1-lasejaan ja testaajat muodostivatkin pitkän jonon tapahtuman alla. VR-laseissa VR-1 tarjoaa tällä hetkellä parasta, mitä maailmassa on. Kyse on ammattilaiskäyttöön eli esimerkiksi CAD-suunnitteluun tarkoitetusta silmikosta, jota ei ainakaan vielä olla viemässä kuluttajamarkkinoille.

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Volvo Cars and Varjo launch world-first mixed reality application for car development
    https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/videos/253693

    Volvo Cars and Varjo launch world-first mixed reality application for car development

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