Varjo’s VR-1 headset promises a Resolution Revolution
February 20, 2019
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Let there be sight indeed. After a two year development timeframe, Varjo have announced the VR-1, the world’s first human eye-resolution virtual reality device, the Varjo VR-1. Designed solely for professionals in industrial design, training and simulation, architecture, engineering and construction, the headset has a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree, which is 20X+ higher than any other VR headset currently on the market.

The VR-1 also comes with world’s most advanced integrated eye tracking, enabling high-precision analytics and interaction with human-eye resolution VR content.

Key features of the Varjo VR-1 include:

Varjo’s Bionic Display sets a new standard for high-end professional VR work with iconic human-eye resolution visual fidelity, where every detail, shape, contour, text and surface of a design comes into never-before-seen focus.

Proprietary 20/20 Eye Tracker is claimed to be the most advanced and powerful stereo eye tracking technology ever integrated into a VR headset – delivering unmatched precision and accuracy for interactivity, data collection and analysis in human-eye resolution.

Supporting major professional 3D software tools and engines (already including Unreal, Unity, Autodesk VRED, PREPAR3D, ZeroLight, and VBS Blue IG), VR-1 takes graphics to new heights in real-life visual fidelity. A powerful Varjo SDK also enables integration to custom 3D engines.

The Varjo VR-1 Human Eye-Resolution VR headset for industrial use will retail at $5,995 with an additional yearly service license of $995 USD, and is only available for businesses and academic institution.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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