Solving the vergence-accommodation conflict - the mismatch between perceived and focal distances for stereoscopic 3D displays - represents a critical hurdle to overcome for spatial computing to reach its full potential. Aside from increasing the comfort of XR (eXtended Reality) headsets, overcoming the issue would help interactions with virtual content become seamless, blurring the line between the simulated and the real. In 2023, multiple technologies that close this gap have been demonstrated, yet the industry has yet to settle on the best approach.
In this webinar, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Sam Dale:
- Outlines how the vergence-accommodation conflict is holding back XR from its full potential.
- Lays out the landscape of potential solutions in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets, from light field displays to geometric phase lenses.
- Compares these approaches by benchmarking on the promotion of social acceptability, manufacturing feasibility, and other factors to lay out the most likely path to integration of these technologies into immersive devices with mass appeal.
IDTechEx's wide engagement with innovators across the XR industry and its extensive back catalogue of extended reality research equip it well to assess the evolution of this technological landscape.
For an in-depth analysis of the technology, players and markets behind XR hardware and optics, please see IDTechEx's AR/VR portfolio
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