Reduce VR Sickness: LG & Sogang Develops A.I. Tech

LG & Sogang University joint develop Artificial Intelligence Based VR Solution

Ramy Caspi
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Head mounted displays (HMDs) used in virtual reality (VR) generate a high degree of immersion imagery. This can induce a feeling of dizziness and motion sickness caused by the image latency and motion blur.  On Monday, LG Display Co. has announced that they have developed a new virtual reality based solution to help prevent symptoms associated with motion sickness. It is achieved by reducing the delay between users movements and the images shown on the screen.

Yonhap News Agency has reported that under a joint research program conducted with Sogang University, LG Display believes that it has developed an algorithm which renders low-resolution content into higher resolution images. Deep learning technology makes this conversion possible without using an external memory device. This would significantly reduce the delay between a user's motion and that motion being reflected in the display.

"As content with higher resolution calls for bigger data capacity. This also causes a delay (between the users' movement and the screen updating) on a real-time basis," an official from LG Display said.

"This study by LG Display and Sogang University is quite meaningful in that this study developed a semiconductor which accelerates with low power realized through AI without an expensive GPU in a VR device," said Professor Kang who has carried out this study since 2015.