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Headset brings virtual reality much closer to reality

Computing & Tech

Helsinki company introduces a virtual reality headset that reproduces detail similar to what a person with 20/20 vision would see

Spotted: Helsinki-based virtual reality (VR) company, Varjo, has released a new virtual reality “bionic” headset. The headset’s resolution is 60 pixels per degree. This is more than 20 times higher than the display of any VR headset on the market, according to the company.

The resolution of this device, unlike other devices, mimics what a person with 20/20 vision would see, recreating textures, contours and colours of the real world. It is designed for use in complex, technical industries such as aerospace and engineering.

Varjo’s headset, which is tethered to a computer, weighs almost a kilogram and requires a professional-quality graphics card. The starting price is €5410, plus a yearly service fee of €900. It is currently only available to businesses and academic institutions.




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