Westboro Photonics

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Provide a seamless experience for VR / AR / NED users, free from deformity and defects, with WP’s high quality instruments, Photometrica Software, specialized software packages, and lenses.

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) often use Near Eye Displays (NEDs) to provide information or images to the wearer. The growing functionality of NEDs now includes exciting gaming, medicine, retail, manufacturing and service applications, shipping, construction, tourism, education, and so on. But with this growing landscape, there is also an increased expectation for experiences to be consistent with the real world, offering ultra-crisp visuals that let one experience shadows and textures, for example, to explore different worlds in a realistic but safe manner. However, NEDs with poor-quality imaging and defects may leave customers dissatisfied. For market success, manufacturers must ensure the device meets the functional and aesthetic expectations of the users. Equipment such as Westboro’s imaging instruments can be a cornerstone of the colour and luminance testing of NEDs.

Multiple Lens Choices

Depending upon the application, some NED devices may have display defects and non-uniformities may be greatly noticeable in the VR and AR experience, diminishing the utility or enjoyment of the user. Testing of these displays from the design observer position is a must. This may demand a particular field of view, focus distance, entrance pupil and pupil position. WP offers the XR1 NED Lens for imaging colorimeters, and two lenses for the Smart Series imaging photometers. NED lenses may be exchanged with other calibrated lenses allowing additional testing for displays outside of the device or on the production line.

XR1 NED Lens with WP525 Imaging Spectral Colorimeter

For head up displays (HUD), WP offers a wide assortment of manual and electronic focus lenses to measure the required field of view.

Small Footprint

WP’s NED solutions have a small footprint, which allows for simple fixturing. Two imaging systems may be used to measure left and right eye scenes, and can be placed as close as 45 mm apart, which is less than the minimum pupillary distance allowing simple measurement of defects and differences from eye to eye.