The genus of immersive displays is represented by IMAX screens, virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality headsets. However, all these modern technologies are not without drawbacks. So, for example, wearing augmented reality glasses weighing 200 grams for several hours is very cumbersome.
Electrical engineer Barmak Heshmat, one of the founders of the Brelyon display company (USA), together with his colleagues developed new pilot displays measuring 13 x 30 inches, the picture from which will be perceived as an image from a 122-inch screen from a distance of 140 cm. each of the displays provides an immersive picture with a viewing width of 101 degrees and a resolution of 4K to 8K.
While conventional displays direct flat images at viewers, their screens create a three-dimensional scene that recreates a field of light rays that travels from every point and in every direction in three-dimensional space, Brelyon said.
The Brelyon display is curved both vertically and horizontally. This causes the layers of light it emits to overlap in the space in front of the display where users are.
According to Heshmat, the curvature of the display increases the angles of light projection onto the viewer. This, in turn, increases the field of view, which creates the illusion of a large screen.
The key advantage of the Brelyon screen over conventional monitors is that it takes up much less space than multiple monitors and also creates a strong immersive experience. Its advantage over VR and AR is better image quality and no need for bulky head units.