A new Apple patent shows a design for a mixed reality headset, which tracks the user's different facial features. The device would be able to get user feedback form both the wearer's eyes and hands. The Apple patent was filed during March of 2019 and is one of the many recent VR-related patents filed by the company.
The design also features eyebrow and jaw sensors that could project a person's image onto a virtual avatar. Other parts of the patent show a head-mounted display and cameras that can track the user's environment outside the headset. The information form the user's environment could present the user with an image that is partially based form reality and partially created from the headset itself. This makes the headset different from other designs that completely immerse the user in a totally virtual experience, as opposed to one partially derived from reality.
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