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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Peripheral Vision Could Be Added To Virtual Reality (VR) Headset: May Fix Nausea Issue

Microsoft Adds Peripheral Vision to VR

Paul Thurrott | May 4, 2016

This one is sort of ironic when you consider the field of view (FOV) issues Microsoft faces with its HoloLens mixed reality headset. But the software giant says it can fix virtual reality nausea by basically adding peripheral vision capabilities to VR headsets.
I’m not a vision expert, but peripheral vision is really a combination of non-focused vision and our brains filling in the missing pieces. That is, if you see a ball bouncing in front of you and then turn to the left, you can still sort of see that the ball is still bouncing over on the right. But you don’t really “see” it normally when viewed peripherally. There’s a lot of processing power going on in your head to keep that thing in context.


<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (Augmenting the Field-of-View of Head-Mounted Displays with Sparse Peripheral Displays. Published on May 3, 2016) and (+Video) (Microsoft tackles VR’s limited field-of-view with “sparse peripheral displays." May 4, 2016)>

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