This Company Thinks It Can Make The Best VR Headset With Dramatic Improvements Over Current Market
Today seems to be a good day to make bold-statements according to Helsinki based stealth startup, Varjo Technologies. In a fashionable bold claim, the company stated “Varjo’s patented display innovation pushes VR technology 10 years ahead of the current state-of-the-art,” with big improvements in screen resolution that’ll trump the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. In fact, Varjo Technologies claims that their technology is 70x beyond any currently shipping or announced HMD including Magic Leap (even though no one really knows what Magic Leap has).
Now, who are the people behind this company that’s claiming such dramatic improvements to current HMD technology? Well, it’s made up of some core individuals with experience in programming, designing, and engineering at the highest of levels. Founder and CEO, Urho Kontorri has worked 15 years in designing, engineering, and managing large-scale hardware and software projects at Microsoft and Nokia. Their principal team, Klaus Melekari and Roope Rainisto have similar resumes as well working for Microsoft.
Varjo Technologies has also stated that they are now demonstrating the world’s first human eye-resoluation HMD for upcoming Varjo-branded immersive computing products. “This technology, along with Varjo VST, jump-starts the immersive computing age overnight – VR is no longer a curiosity, but now can be a professional tool for all industries,” said Urho Konttori, CEO and founder of Varjo Technologies.
According to Varjo Technologies, Varjo 20|20 can create effective resolution through their patented technology that replicates how the human eye naturally works, creating a super-high-resolution image to the users gaze direction. This is further combined with video-see-through (VST) technology for AR/MR capabilities.
Varjo is looking to release a limited number of developer headsets by the end of this year. They look to target professionals in the Hollywood and tech industries who are looking to use VR for pre-visualization and various applications. By next year, Varjo will look to ship their products in a B2B model followed by consumer versions thereafter.
What are your thoughts to these bold claims?