On September 28, 2022, Lenovo Group announced ThinkReality VRX, a VR headset designed for the industrial metaverse . This product uses Pancake optical solution with compact and thin appearance, high-definition display immersion, supports 6DoF tracking and full-color perspective, and provides complete enterprise-class solutions for immersive training, multiplayer collaboration and 3D design. It is expected to be officially launched in early 2023.
The new unit features a highly adjustable halo-style head strap designed to make it comfortable for any user, as well as features like pancake optics that help reduce its weight and size. Once it's strapped on, wearers can take advantage of the ThinkReality VRX's inside-out tracking, which provides 6 degrees of freedom via its four outward-facing tracking cameras.
Two additional cameras also provide "full-color, high-resolution" pass-through of the user's surroundings, allowing you to use AR (Augmented Reality) or MR (Mixed Reality) applications that integrate the real world around you, and to navigate the space around you safely without having to remove the headset. This hardware's potential for different use cases is boosted by the Snapdragon XR platform powering the headset, Lenovo said.
The company believes functions such as these will make the ThinkReality VRX useful for tasks such as employee training and virtual collaboration.
Lenovo claims businesses employing VR for training are "experiencing up to 4X faster training on soft skills compared to classroom training and 275% more confidence in applying skills." The company further says, "VR training can reduce the risk of injury at the workplace by up to 43%.”