Microsoft Patents 3D Virtual Reality Gaming Helmet
PatentBolt, a site which aims to catch innovators in the act, has found a patent for gaming headgear which dates back to September, 2010. The patent in question was registered by Microsoft, where it seems to look like a gaming helmet. Not motorcycle safe, it’s presumed.
Microsoft’s diagrams for the gaming helmet reveals glasses as well as a headpiece. The images show that there could be stereoscopic 3D, as well as the ability to see real world objects when the device is in use.
The patent seems to solve the problem of the short focal length found in a virtual image projector. The new technology “comprises a laser configured to form a narrow beam, first and second dilation optics, first and second redirection optics, and a controller”. Basically, it works from far.
There’s no word on whether this will become a real product, as Microsoft might have just registered the patent as protection.
If you would, however, like to see some sort of virtual gaming: here’s someone playing Skyrim in Virtual Reality with Kienct. And yes, this looks tiring.