Kuo says that the Apple mixed reality device will use eye movement for user input and more
After next year’s mixed reality device, we could see the Apple Glass introduced in 2025 with AR contact lenses possibly being developed for a 2030 release. Earlier this month, Kuo said that the mixed reality device will be equipped with 15 cameras along with “innovative biometrics,” He also said that the mixed reality headset will employ Sony’s Micro-OLED displays and optical modules to deliver a “see-through AR experience,” and also provide the user with “a VR experience.” The “immersive experience” on the mixed reality device will be better than those offered by rival headsets at a price equivalent to the cost of a high-priced iPhone model.
Just Thursday, Apple discussed a patent application that discusses a method that would prevent Apple Headset users from having an accidental impact with real world objects while VR puts them in a made up world. In the patent application, Apple writes, “”For example, the user may be fully immersed in VR corresponding to a pre-historic world populated with dinosaurs,” says Apple. “While that virtual pre-historic world may be deficient in living room furniture, the living room in which the user is located continues to include a coffee table.”
When real objects intrude with the virtual world, users can get hurt
Apple’s previous solution was to tell the user to remover his headset when reality is about to intrude with the virtual image. But users might not be able to do this fast enough. “However, as experiences become increasingly immersive, the user may be unable to sense such undesirable interactions fast enough to avoid them,” it says. “Moreover, abruptly removing the electronic device during an experience detracts from that experience. As such, it is desirable to address the concerns related to these undesirable interactions while also minimizing any negative impacts on the experience.”
Apple’s new solution calls for a picture-in-picture effect to take place. Where the “Apple Glass” wearer is in the era of the dinosaur, using picture-in-picture would allow the user to see a live view of their real life surroundings. Apple’s goal is to keep the user in the AR experience until he must be alerted to his real life surroundings.