Seeing Is Believing: The Truth Behind the Optics and Displays of AR/MR/VR

Optics and displays used in augmented, mixed and virtual reality displays impact the user experience of an immersive environment, hence the quality of these technologies are of paramount importance to future device adoption. In the future, new technologies will improve and provide a much improved, more realistic immersive experience for users.
Why do optics matter? Optics influence the immersiveness of a AR/MR or a VR experience. If a user has effects such as God Rays, Rainbow effects, or headaches due to the vergence-accommodation issue, this can contribute to a negative experience. In the future, these problems will be overcome, and improvements and changes to the optical market in both AR/MR and VR devices are an important contributor these trends.
Another important aspect of an AR, MR or VR device is the display which is used to project the image. Typically, different micro-displays have been used for different spatial reality devices. For example, VR devices have historically used OLED or LCD micro-displays, used in the smartphone industry for many years, and they are a mature, high yield manufacturing choice for VR devices. But what improvements can be made for a better, more immersive experience?
This webinar will provide an introduction to IDTechEx's report covering the optics and displays in AR/VR/MR products: "Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets".
The webinar will include:
  • Why do optics and displays Matter?
  • What are the key properties in choosing an optical set-up?
  • What are the key properties in choosing a micro-display?
  • Where are these markets going in the next decade?
  • What can I learn from the report: 'Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets'


Dr Charlotte Coles
Dr Charlotte Coles
Technology Analyst