Are You Seeing Clearly?

IndustryWeek | April 02, 2020

Are You Seeing Clearly?
As virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality continue to mature, the individual applications are demonstrating their ability to transform how businesses operate. However, for the market to realize its potential the industry needs to address two fundamental optical issues: vergence accommodation conflict and focal rivalry. Anyone who has worn one of these AR/VR headsets for any length of time understands the resulting effects: eye fatigue, inability to read text up close and struggles to complete precision tasks. In AR right now, virtual content can only be projected at one focal distance which forces us to choose between seeing either virtual or real content clearly. This causes focal rivalry between real and virtual content, which means it is impossible to focus on more than one thing at a time making it impossible to create a genuine mixed reality that is accurate and believable. A study conducted by the University of Pisa exploring how focal rivalry affects people’s performance when using AR to complete precision tasks found that accomplishing an AR-assisted task where content is within two meters of the person and requires a high level of precision is not feasible with existing technology.

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Researchers have taken 3D printing to 3D writing in a process that could be used to create functional metal parts. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working with engineers from the Worchester Polytechnic Institute, have developed a method of 3D printing metal parts that extrudes semi-solid metal through a nozzle.

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Researchers have taken 3D printing to 3D writing in a process that could be used to create functional metal parts. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working with engineers from the Worchester Polytechnic Institute, have developed a method of 3D printing metal parts that extrudes semi-solid metal through a nozzle.

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