LYNX MR Headset Reveals Compact Redesign, September Release Date

French startup Lynx, which is designing a blended actuality headset (able to each AR and VR), right this moment revealed the primary look by way of its novel optics.

The Lynx R-1 headset was first introduced final 12 months as a standalone headset centered round passthrough augmented actuality. It’s mentioned to incorporate a Snapdragon XR2 processor, eye-tracking, and distinctive optics which the corporate calls a “four-fold catadioptric freeform prism.” It’s anticipated to launch this 12 months, priced underneath $1,500.

The novel optics make the corporate’s first through-the-lens footage, which was revealed right this moment, particularly fascinating.


Whilst you’d be mistaken for considering it is a clear show (like HoloLens or Magic Leap), what you’re above is definitely video passthrough AR, which suggests cameras are feeding the surface view into the headset’s show whereas the digital objects are rendered onto the scene. A photograph shared by the corporate on Twitter confirmed how the footage was captured utilizing GoPro cameras instantly behind the lenses.

Lynx Reveals First By-the-lens Footage of R-1 MR Headset 11Picture courtesy Stan Larroque

The good thing about utilizing video passthrough to attain AR is that the digital objects could be fully opaque and seem extra lifelike. With present clear AR headsets, digital objects are partially clear as a result of clear shows can’t absolutely block incoming mild.


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Lynx additionally highlights the truth that it has designed its headset to attenuate the bezel’s occlusion of the consumer’s actual peripheral view (which could be see on the left of the video). The corporate says that is important for enterprise use-cases the place the consumer wants to pay attention to their environment.

Past the spectacular passthrough footage, we’re additionally getting our first have a look at how the world seems to be by way of the headset’s distinctive optics, which handle to cover an eye-tracking digicam instantly behind the lens.

Lynx Reveals First By-the-lens Footage of R-1 MR Headset 12Picture courtesy Lnyx

Certainly, within the footage there’s actually no telling that there’s an eye-tracking digicam hidden instantly within the middle of the lens, although it’s potential to see some artifacts from the 4 prisms that come collectively to current a singular picture. Granted, it’s stunning how little distortion there seems to be on the seams. There’s no telling but whether or not this shall be roughly seen to the bare eye.

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