LG has just patented an HMD with eye tracking and super wide-angle lenses, maybe with AR.
At the end of the article there is an explanation in English:
On August 17, 2017 LG Display filed a patent with WIPO. The patent entitled ‘Personal immersive display device and driving method therof’ was published on March 1, 2018. The patented head mounted display contains a camera that captures the position of the pupil of a user’s left and right eye. The data processor detects the gaze of the user and will reduce the resolution and brightness of the non-gaze areas.
The patent further states the HMD will be able to display both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reaility (AR) content. Beginning of 2017, LG showed a prototype which already had two dummy holes for passthrough cameras. The patented HMD comes with two OLED displays, with the same resolution (1140×1280) and refreshing rate (90 Hz) as the prototype.
It has been over a year since LG showed their HMD prototype to the public. It seems we will have to wait till May 2018, as SID Display Week will be the perfect event for LG to announce their developments.
Here you can find the patent specs, claims and drawings.
If LG and Google are going to present the LG UltraGear VR on May 22, with the new screens, great fov lenses and eye tracking, foveated rendering and AR, it would be a very tough competitor to Pimax 8K/8K X.