Apple is working hard on enhancing the display technology using the AI and now they have got a huge success in that regard. They have been granted the patent for the newly developed display headset that uses Artificial Intelligence.
Apple’s cool feature with added Virtual Reality capabilities in this headset which uses the camera on the headset or the one associated with an iPhone to enhance the functionalities of the iPhone.
This headset can also operate at a different resolution which further adds to the advantage of this device. Apple has suggested that the headset would work with Siri. It is believed that this headset would come in market in two different forms.
Why this technology?
The addition of this new Virtual Reality headset will enable the user to see the normal surroundings like the virtual environment. They could now get the real feel of their surroundings and could also watch the certain video in the VR mode which would give them the better experience that watching the same video in 2-D or 3-D.
The user could pair this headset with the other device like their iPhone and then use the headset with that device, it can also use the camera present in you iPhone you pair this headset with your iPhone.
How does this technology work?
Apple has been granted the patent that covers their invention related to the head-mounted display (HMD) system. They have also been granted the patent for many other technologies similar to this. The new headset uses the system that allows the users to the couple and decouple their portable electronic device with the head-mounted device.
The portable electronic device could be anything like their iPhone or iPad. The headset provides multiple methods for coupling and decoupling with the electronic device. It could be coupled and decoupled physically or operatively with the other electronic device. In the certain situation this two device i.e. the head-mounted display and the paired electronic device could be considered as an integrated device.
The normal mobile device is comprised of speakers, several buttons, camera and most importantly a display. The display is configured to operate in one of a normal viewing mode when the device is not connected to the headset.
The device operates in the close-up viewing mode when the mobile device is connected to a head-mounted display device. The display divides the image frame into a left and right image frame while it is connected to the head mounting display.
The head-mounted display device consists a frame, a display supported by the frame, a camera which is configured to capture an image, a sensor that is configured to detect a stimulus, lenses adjacent to the display through which the display is visible and a processor that is configured to operate in a first mode in which image based content is displayed on the screen without displaying the captured image.
In second mode, the captured image is displayed on screen and the processor operates in second mode in response to the result of the sensor. Apple also said that the stimulus could be the voice command which could be given by the user and the sensor could be a microphone which detects the user’s voice command.
This device has one more unique feature that is eyeball tracking system. The device has an optical sensor which is configured to gather the eye location information. The display adjusts the position of left and right image frame on the display based on the location of eye. This is done to enhance the users viewing capabilities.
The next thing for Apple would integrate this technology with their iPhone. They would also have the challenge to make this device universal that means it could be connected to other electronic devices like the TV set, mobile device. Now, we would have to wait and see how Apple goes with this one.
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