2002: First HMD with wide field of view and high resolution

The challenge

meet a set of seemingly impossible requirements: create an HMD with both panoramic field of view as well as high resolution and pixel density. Field of view is important for immersion. Pixel density is important for seeing fine details.

The solution

implement a patented optical design where multiple micro-displays are seamlessly tiled together. Each micro-display is shown over a relatively narrow field of view, providing the desired pixel density. The displays, placed next to each other, provide a field of view that is as wide and as tall as desired.The result: 150 degrees field of view and 6 million pixels per eye, an impressive achievement even by today’s standard. The product was successfully used by customers to design the interior of a best-selling car, to visualizing aircraft cockpits and many other applications.

The result

150 degrees field of view and 6 million pixels per eye, an impressive achievement even by today’s standard. The product was successfully used by customers to design the interior of a best-selling car, to visualizing aircraft cockpits and many other applications.