From CML’s point of view, the most interesting feature from the show was in the world of virtual and augmented reality. Several companies announced new models of virtual reality headsets with many including cameras on the outside of the headset. Currently, virtual reality headsets feature internal cameras as they are required to track eye position in order to deliver an immersive 3D experience to the user.
The addition of external cameras to headsets enables augmented reality functionality. Augmented reality is a special effect that superimposes digital images over real ones and enables users to extend the virtual reality experience to their
CML believes that the growing popularity of augmented reality will result in increased adoption of the technology in smartphones and will create a demand for more sophisticated content.
Although augmented reality content already exists in smartphones, its applications remain relatively narrow and primitive. The demand for more sophisticated content will require significant enhancements in the quality of 3D sensing modules and in particular the quality of the depth map used to generate the 3D model.
At present, 3D sensing is being used in the
CML also believes that the demand for more advanced and varied augmented reality content will result in its inclusion into the main