Sensics Releases Results of Second Annual Global Survey on Professional Head-Mounted Displays

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Comprehensive survey reveals that users are requesting higher-resolution displays; place particular emphasis on field of view, ease of use and image quality.

Sensics, maker of the piSightâ„¢ panoramic, high-definition display, released today a comprehensive report examining user expectations from head-mounted displays (HMDs), as obtained from a global survey. Conducted in February 2008 amongst academic users of virtual reality systems across the world, the survey asked about critical attributes and desired performance of a 'good enough' HMD. Key findings include:

  • As reported by users, the most important attributes of HMDs are:

1 .Usability, including the weight of the HMD, the ease of cable management and the time to properly adjust the HMD.
2. A panoramic, high-definition image.
3. High-quality underlying display components that provide a high-contrast, high-brightness image without motion blur.

  • For most users, a 'good enough' HMD would have a field of view of at least 120x50 degrees, a resolution approaching HD 1080, yet weigh no more than 8-10 oz (approx 250 grams)
  • With the exception of a pronounced trend towards higher-resolution, HD-quality HMDs, user needs remained essentially the same as those expressed in a similar survey in 2007.

The full report can be downloaded from the Sensics Web Site at:

"We believe that the key to widespread market adoption of head-mounted displays is a cost-effective combination of panoramic field of view, high definition display and ease of use, as outlined by the survey participants" says Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. "Our panoramic, high-definition HMDs already deliver many of the needs and wants of users worldwide. This year, we will introduce additional innovations to address additional attributes requested by the market".

About Sensics

Sensics, Inc., the panoramic head-mounted display company, offers a comprehensive line of panoramic, upgradeable, high-definition head-mounted displays. Unlike other HMDs that feature narrow field of view, limited resolution or both, Sensics offers fully-immersive displays with up to 10 million pixels per eye. Over 35 different upgradeable models are offered, designed to meet a wide range of performance and budget specifications. Sensics products are used worldwide to enable new and improved virtual reality applications for training, virtual prototyping, visualization and remote presence. Sensics is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and offers its products through a global partner network. For additional information, visit


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