NVIDIA and researchers from the University of North Carolina are working together to fix some of the more pressing problems with current augmented reality technologies. Called a pinlight display, this new invention eschews hews complicated optics for a simpler solution that promises to more accurately represent objects across both eyes, in a wide enough angle to that it looks natural, not squashed. Full details at ExtremeTech.
By placing transparent point light sources capable of projecting light directly into the eye at minimal distance from the pupil, the rays of light that make up the display can be fired directly into the eye. One point light isn’t large enough to create a visible field, but a hexagonally tiled group of point lights can be effectively used to create a superimposed visual image, as is shown above. The researchers call this a pinlight display.