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By June 25, 2022July 17th, 2022Medical Animation, Medical Device Sales

VR Technology – Understanding IPD, FOV,VR EYE DISTANCE,  Measurement, and Effects

vr eye distance

How to measure vr eye distance? There are several terms used in VR technology that will help you understand this. They include IPD, Field of view, Measurement, and Effects. Let’s look at each in turn to help you better understand the importance of IPD in VR. The average human IPD is 64 millimeters and ranges from 54 to 72 millimeters. In VR, IPD (also known as Inter Camera Distance or Virtual Camera Separation) refers to the distance between the center of your pupil and the camera. These distances can change the way you perceive size and scale in a virtual environment.

IPD _ VR Eye Distance

To determine your IPD for VR, you need to wear a headset with an IPD adjustment. If you do not have a mirror, you can use a ruler to measure your IPD. Then, look at a recognizable texture or flat edge. Adjust the IPD setting to match this. Make sure you do this exercise with both eyes closed, as it is easy to misalign the IPD.

To calculate your IPD, you can look into a mirror or use an app on your phone. Make sure the ruler runs under both pupils, or at least the 0mm mark on the ruler. If you wear glasses, close the right eye and look into the left eye. If you do not have a mirror, you can use a millimeter ruler. Make sure the 0mm mark is directly under the center of one pupil.

Field Of View

The field of view (FOV) is the visual area exposed to virtual content, and its size will vary depending on how far the eyes are from the lenses of the VR headset. The farther the eyes are from the lens, the smaller the visual area exposed. The eye relief for each VR headset is tested in multiple subjects, but it varies widely among different models and even within the same model. Generally, a smaller FOV is expected when using VR for tasks that require precise stimulus positioning.

One method for measuring FoV is to move a moving stimulus along different meridians of the human visual field while the participants fixate a central fixation target. The moving stimulus was created using the Unity game engine, which subtended the visual angle at all times. The virtual camera was set to render to the left eye, and the VR plugin used in Unity determined its FoV. The researchers then moved the stimulus along the meridians to measure FoV and eye distance.


A VR eye distance measurement device can measure the distance between two virtual targets in the user’s eyes. Specifically, the distance between the center of the pupil of a user’s eye and the surface of the lens can be determined. A single control module 320 can be coupled to eye measurement systems 160 for each eye, or the two eye measurement systems can be separate systems. Once the eye distance measurements are complete, the control module 320 can send the appropriate commands to illumination sources 262 to produce a light field.

The deviation between APCT and VR is less than that observed in the ET group. However, the deviation between APCT and VR may reflect accommodation. It is important to note that the deviation between APCT and VR is less than the variance of the esotropic shift. Therefore, the difference between VR and APCT measurements is less than the variance of the APCT in patients with XT. Both subgroups of patients have different VR measurements.


Virtual reality has increased attentional demands, and participants who were prone to myopia showed higher convergence demands. VR also increases the convergence demand when viewing near objects. However, this effect was not correlated with the individual changes in distance or near phoria or in maximum accommodation. Therefore, the effects of VR on myopia development are unlikely to be large. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the possible effects of VR on human vision.

The presence of depth information in a VR environment allows researchers to measure eye movements that can influence binocular attention. The depth information from a VR environment allows researchers to build a model of what the participants looked at. Eye tracking is not available in all VR environments. But in those that do, it is possible to measure eye movements. Using eye tracking can help researchers better understand human behavior in virtual environments. Therefore, VR may be an effective tool to study the effects of VR on human attention.

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