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New VR Display Makes Images Indistinguishable From Reality, Eliminates Motion Sickness

LCD manufacturer Innolux claims it has started production on a VR display technology that promises to eliminate two of the most annoying kinks of current VR sets: low resolution and motion sickness.

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According to Digitimes, the company has developed a 1,411-pixel-per-inch LCD display for VR headsets that will effectively make pixels invisible to the human eye. For comparison, the top VR headset today — the HTC Vive Pro — uses 615 ppi panels, while the Oculus Rift comes at a distant 461 ppi.

The company hasn’t specified what’s the field of view of these new 2.16-inch panels but it claims is “high."

Innolux claims that the new LCDs also use a new micro-structure to control the liquid crystals, increasing their response to 1.5ms, which is as fast as the fastest OLED displays.

No more VR sickness

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(Image credit: Innolux)

More importantly, Innolux also claims that its new displays use an exclusive technology called Nature 3D that completely eliminates VR motion sickness caused by vergence-accommodation. This is a neurological phenomenon that interferes with the way your eyes focus on objects in the real world, causing dizziness and headaches.

VR sickness is a hard problem to solve, so we will have to see if the claim is real when these panels make their way to commercial VR headsets.