Varjo VR-1 Headset Offers Realistic Human-Eye Resolution and Most Advanced Eye-Tracking
This week, Varjo announced the launch of VR-1 headset. The headset is priced for $5,995 USD, so it is obviously targeted towards industrial professional use of job training, 3D design, simulation, engineering and construction. Please refer below for its spec:
Optics: Dual lens design combining different refractive index lenses for minimal color aberrations, zero ghost rays, and minimal reflections.
Colors: Contrast ratio at over 10 000:1
Resolution: 1,440 × 1,600
Eye Tracking: 20/20 Eye Tracker™ w/ Automatic IPD adjustment.
FOV: 87 Degrees
Connectivity: 10-meter optical fiber cabling w/ USB-C Link Box.
Tracking: SteamVR™ Tracking V1.0 + V2.0.
Weight: 605g (905g w/ headband).
The VR-1 also includes advanced integrated stereo eye-tracking technology which the Varjo promised to offer “unmatched precision and accuracy”. Perhaps the most advanced human eyes simulation eye-tracking technology that is ever incorporated with a headset.
The headsets supports major engines including Unreal Engine, Unity, Autodesk VRED, PREPAR3D, ZeroLight, and VBS Blue IG.
“Varjo is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in VR fidelity,” said Timoni West, Director of XR Research at Unity Technologies. The text quality, combined with eye tracking, makes this the first headset to move us closer to virtual reality feeling real. With such high graphical fidelity, we’re really proud that Varjo chose Unity as their development platform of choice for their headset.”
“We are proud to announce the support of Varjo VR-1 for Autodesk VRED software, the leading product visualization and prototyping application for automotive designers and engineers. Combining the world’s first human-eye resolution VR product with the VRED high-fidelity rendering allows our joint customers to experience and evaluate virtual prototypes with an unprecedented level of detail and realism. This is another great step towards holistic digital product review by enabling proper VR HMI Experiences within the digital prototype of a vehicle, ” said Lukas Fäth, Product Manager at VRED, Autodesk.
Vajo VR-1 is planning to launch its software for developers in March 2019. More details on this page.
VR-1 System Requirements
Running the world’s most advanced technology doesn’t take a supercomputer. VR-1 will work with PC or laptop, and the software you’re currently using.