AR and VR on the SID Exhibition Floor

There were a number of AR and VR systems on the Display Week show floor that weren’t represented in either the AR/VR Business Conference or the Technical sessions. This article is intended to give a brief overview of what AR and VR hardware was being shown.

AR/VR Measurement Systems

Sensing Optronics Company, Ltd. was showing their new VDM-200 AR & VR Retina Imaging Luminance Meter in the I-zone. This meter will measure luminance, chromaticity, uniformity, field of view (FOV) and pixel angular resolution. It has a 5mm aperture at the very front of the imaging lens, allowing it to measure in the cramped spaces that often are a part of HMDs. While they weren’t showing them at SID, they also make the VDM-1800 VR Optical Measurement System that includes a 5-axis measurement stage to allow a wide variety of HMD measurements. They also make the VDM-2000 AR & VR Versatile Photometric Apparatus which is the big-brother unit to the VDM-200.

SID Ex Sensing VDM 200 Label resizeSensing imaging color and luminance meter specifically designed for measuring AR and VR HMDs. (Photo Credit: M. Brennesholtz)

Gamma Scientific was already written up in the technical papers section but I couldn’t resist adding a photo of their Near Eye Display (GS-1290NED) Measurement System mounted on a six-axis industrial robot which allows it to measure both left and right eyes of a HMD at a variety of angles. The whole system costs about $100K so you better need to measure a lot of HMDs.

SID EX Gamma Scientific resizeGamma Scientific GS-1290NED mounted on a Denso robot and measuring a Gear VR HMD. (Photo Credit: M. Brennesholtz)

Radiant Vision Systems, a subsidiary of Konica Minolta, was showing their ProMetric I29 system measuring a VR HMD. This unit is capable of measuring ANSI brightness and evaluate luminance and chromaticity uniformity on HMDs. The ProMetric I29 is a standard product but the lens with the pupil in the front to simulate the pupil of the human eye is new.

Sid Ex Radiant resizeRadiant Vision Systems ProMetric I29 can make a variety of measurements on a HMD. (Photo Credit: M. Brennesholtz)