Head Mounted Displays
A head-mounted display (HMD), is a display device worn on the head or as part of a helmet, glasses or visor, that has a small display optic in front of one or each eye. HMDs are most often used for virtual reality, for instance in the Radboud Immersive Virtual Environment Research labs.
We currently offer the following types of head-mounted display in our research labs. For a full comparison of past and present HMDs, as well as other headsets on the market, see Comparison.
|HTC Vive||Valve Index|
|Display Resolution (px, per eye)||1080 * 1200||1440*1600|
|Pixel Density (ppi)||unspecified||598|
|Total Pixels (per eye)||1,296,000||2,304,000|
|Display Refresh Rate (Hz)||90||80/90/120/144|
|Field of View [fn 1]||110°||130°|
|Cable Length (m)||4.5||5.0|
|Inputs||HDMI, USB||DisplayPort, USB|
|Controller||Vive Wand||Valve Index|
|Degrees of Freedom||6||6|
|Max. Play Area (m2)||16||100[fn 2]|
|Built-in Headphones||Optional[fn 3]||Yes|
- Field of View specified by manufacturer, could be horizontal or diagonal. Actual field of view depends on the distance between the HMD lenses and your eyes. For all listed devices, this distance is variable.
- Requires 4 Lighthouses 2.0
- Available with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap