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  • VR headsets are becoming smaller, more lightweight, and incorporating eye tracking technology.
  • Smart glasses offer a convenient and more portable alternative to VR headsets, but face a number of drawbacks.
  • Controllers are becoming more minimalist with a greater focus placed on motion tracking.

Virtual reality and augmented reality have surged to prominence in recent years, largely thanks to high anticipation of the Metaverse. This causes an increasing amount of interactions to take place in digital spaces, a shift that has already been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic. As a result, VR and AR technologies will experience a number of significant changes in the near future.

Improvements to VR Headsets

Virtual reality hardware will experience a number of design and functional changes. VR headsets are becoming smaller, more lightweight, and incorporating eye tracking technology. These changes will allow users to have a more comfortable and enjoyable experience with virtual reality. Further in the future we may see the introduction of augmented reality enabled contact lenses, which would display relevant data and information on the wearer’s retina.

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Smart Glasses

VR headsets will experience a drastic increase in demand, but some individuals may find them to be inconvenient or uncomfortable. This paves the way for smart glasses to come back into the spotlight. Smart glasses are more compact and portable than a full-size VR headset but offer the same functions. Digital graphics and other information can be displayed directly on the lens. However, smart glasses suffer from certain drawbacks such as reduced battery capacity, more difficult input controls, and less compatibility with other devices.

Transformed Controllers

Controllers are moving away from tradition. Most VR controllers are handheld devices with buttons, which often come equipped with motion sensing abilities. However, these devices are becoming increasingly minimalist and taking more of a hands free approach. A greater focus is being placed on motion sensing, while other functions are primarily carried out with voice dictation. A popular upcoming design is a wristband equipped with motion tracking and a few simple buttons.