There are quite a few drawbacks to VR technology. One of the biggest flaws is how a lot of users genuinely feel sick after a while. Solving this problem has been rather problematic for some time now. LG claims it can solve dizziness, headaches, and most other aspects associated with motion sickness. A major breakthrough, assuming it is indeed true.
LG Display has A Major Plan
There are many reasons as to why motion sickness is such a big problem for VR users. Most of those problems are caused by the delay between a user’s movements and the images shown on the screen. As small as this delay may be in reality, the disconnect caused by this issue tricks the brain in an unpleasant manner.
LG Display may have finally cracked the code to solve this problem. More specifically, the company conducted joint research with Sogang University. Their new solution turns low-resolution content into higher-resolution images. As such, the motion delay is cut to nearly zero, although some fine tuning is still in order.
An LG Display spokesperson comments as follows:
“As content with higher resolution calls for bigger data capacity. This also causes a delay (between the users’ movement and the screen updating) on a real-time basis. The development will allow users to enjoy quality VR content in a more comfortable way.”
Interestingly enough, this breakthrough comes to fruition with the help of deep-learning technology. By using internal memory chips, LG Display was capable of addressing one of the major hurdles to global VR adoption. When this solution will come to market in a commercial manner, is a different matter altogether.
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