Facebook Is Streamlining Virtual Reality With These Ultra-Slim Glasses

Jun 30, 2020

Category: Tech

VR technology has been the talk of the town, as of late. But, regardless of the strides that the industry has made over the past two or three years, consumers are still plagued by large, cumbersome architectures, unintuitive designs, and equally-as-dismissive interfacing, leaving much to be desired. Luckily, Facebook has been working on the next generation of virtual (and augmented) reality, behind the scenes — and now, they’ve revealed an interesting look at their prototypical progress.

The great minds at Facebook’s Research division have taken a deep dive into the world of VR, introducing a pair of sleek, unobtrusive glasses shockingly reminiscent of traditional eyewear examples. Calling upon a series of interesting holographic implementations, as well as a special optical folding technique that’s been touted as a key component in the company’s proprietary optical approach, the prototype boasts an ultra-slim 0.35-inch lens, a 90-degree field of view, and a 1,600×1,200-pixel resolution, bringing it in-line with its contemporary counterparts. However, a deviation from the traditional LED-type optics found in today’s most prolific VR headsets does pose its own challenge, meaning that Facebook’s Research division will have to innovate to succeed. Head to the company’s website to learn more about the next generation of VR.

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