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A novel light field technology by Avegant could change the mixed reality industry

Avegant is presenting a breakthrough technology that could alter how tech firms tackle mixed reality. The new Light Field Technology allows the user to interact with objects at close range and handling the limitations of current augmented reality technology.A novel light field technology by Avegant could change the mixed reality industry

Light Field Technology

Light field technology by Avegant is the new platform in mixed reality industry that helps users to view objects at multiple focal planes concurrently. The final image makes it seem more realistic as if the object in question is at the user’s fingertips.

This technology provides ultra-high quality images for both near and far objects. It can be beneficial for commercial, industrial, or consumer use. With the help of simple software, it brings images to life and the hardware is designed for fast product integration.

It works by mimicking the way in which the real-world objects discharge light. Rather than presenting objects as a flat projection at a specific distance, this technology helps each object to be projected on its own focal plane. Due to this, when an individual is using the headset and shifts his eyes to view another virtual object, his eyes would then refocus to the other object at its own light field.

Augmented Reality And The Turing Test

The Turing test developed by Alan Turing, which is used to test a machine’s capability for intelligent performance that cannot be differentiated from humans. It is carried out with a human evaluator and two partners: a human and a machine that’s designed to make human-like responses. If till the end the machine is not able to differentiate between the human and machine, the machine has then passed the test.

Though the Turing test is criticized widely, it is one of the important foundations of the artificial intelligence. In the case of augmented reality and other mixed reality technologies, the company is trying to pass a “visual Turing test,” which determines the smooth interaction between the real world and the virtual world.

The outcomes of this light field technology take AR one step nearer to passing the test, something that can change the mixed reality industry.