Researchers develop glasses-size VR headset

A team comprising researchers at Stanford University and tech developer NVIDIA have developed a prototype VR headset the size of a pair of regular-looking glasses.

The prototype, known as holographic glasses, could answer one of the biggest challenges facing VR headsets, namely the bulkiness of the devices. In a press release NVIDIA said the prototype can provide “a full-color 3D holographic image using optics that are only 2.5 millimeters thick.”

According to NVIDIA, the “pancake lenses” on the Holographic Glasses prototype in theory allow for an unlimited resolution and a field-of-view of up to 200 degrees. The holographic glasses weigh just 60 grams, in comparison to current VR glasses such as the Meta Quest 2, which weighs 503 grams.