Design talent badly needed for VR push: industry

The China Post
Date: January 17, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese electronics firms rushing to develop virtual reality (VR) are

Models present the latest VIVE VR headset by HTC Corp., a leading consumer electronics firm, at a press conference. The company will demonstrate more new VR content along with its latest VIVE VR facility at the upcoming 2017 Taiwan Game Show. The exhibition runs from Jan. 19 to 20 at the Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center. (CNA)

reportedly in the market for software talent with an eye for aesthetics.

VR headsets are emerging as a hot tech toy worldwide, and local industry sources have said it’s no easy feat to create a comfortable VR experience for consumers.

At the moment, the majority of VR content available on the market carry a refresh rate of only 30 to 60 images per second, which means users of VR headsets tend to feel dizzy several minutes after wearing the device.

A minimum refresh rate of 90 images per second is needed to prevent the sensation of dizziness, a VR software engineer said, citing a recent study.

The engineer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that whether a VR user feels dizzy hinges on the VR software rather than hardware.    [FULL  STORY]

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