Canon has this week announced that their new Canon MREAL mixed reality headset will be launching on March 1st 2013 priced at $125,000.
The Canon MREAL mixed reality headset consists of a head-mounted display HM-A1, powered by MR Platform Software MP-100, and has been designed to create the illusion that computer generated visual effects exist in the real world.
Canon explains a little more about their new Canon MREAL headset, which has been designed for automotive designers, manufacturers, university researchers and museum exhibit curators, in mind.
“Two video cameras inside the head-mounted display (HMD), located in front of each eye, capture video from the real world, which is then processed and sent to a computer. Using state-of-the-art Canon image processing and directional-sensor data, the computer-generated graphics and the real world are combined with high precision and are displayed on the small monitors located inside the head-mounted display (HMD).
An advanced optical system enlarges the video displayed on the small monitors to create high-impact, three-dimensional images. The innovative and patented free-form prism features a unique three-sided configuration that produces clear, solid-looking images with low distortion, reducing the impact of optical aberrations, even in peripheral areas, and further enhances the realism of the experience.”