A French Startup Shows a New Mixed Reality Headset in Action

Check out through-the-lens footage showing the possibilities of a new device scheduled for release later this year.

French startup Lynx, a startup from France, has recently shared the first look at a mixed reality headset they are developing. The team announced the Lynx R-1 headset last year as a standalone headset focused on passthrough augmented reality. The headset is said to be powered by a Snapdragon XR2 processor, featuring eye-tracking, and unique optics they called a "four-fold catadioptric freeform prism." The team plans to release the headset this year and the price is said to be under $1,500.

The video above doesn't show a transparent display, but rather video passthrough AR, so it has cameras capturing the outside view and displaying it on the headset’s display.

The team states that using video passthrough to achieve AR allows the virtual objects to be completely opaque and appear more realistic. Existing transparent AR headsets support virtual objects that are partially transparent as transparent displays can’t fully block incoming light.

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