December 15, 2022By Lance Baily

Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition Offers Optimized Mixed Reality Camera System

Camera systems have come to play an important role across healthcare simulation as they promote true-to-life visual fidelity and maximize learning outcomes. The computer hardware manufacturing company, Varjo offers a variety of mixed reality and virtual reality products to help meet these needs worldwide. Specifically, the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition now offers an optimized mixed reality camera system that improves image clarity of the video pass-through for real-world objects – such as instruments, controls, and tools – in a closer depth of field to the user.

This article explains how training and simulation experts are already using the XR-3 Focal Edition in their most secure and demanding mixed reality scenarios, pulling from Varjo’s recent webinar on how it can be used for realistic simulation.

The Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition supports the most advanced healthcare simulation training scenarios out there today. Building on the success of the flagship Varjo XR-3, the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition was designed to provide superior visual quality for mixed-reality implementations where real-world objects such as cockpits, car dashboards, cell phones, and kneeboards are used.

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More About Varjo XR-3

Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition offers superior visual quality for advanced mixed reality simulation use cases where seeing small text and illustrations on physical instruments close-up is mission-critical. Benefits of the mixed reality camera system include that the product has optimized mixed reality camera components for seeing crucial dials and knobs close to the user in proper focus. Additionally, the Varjo XR-3 Focus Edition is calibrated to provide improved image clarity in the 30 cm to 80 cm range (12” to 31”) from the headset, in comparison to a standard XR-3.

The product offers enhanced security measures, with the ability to access the device offline and with full invisibility to radio frequency communications. The Varjo XR-3 Focus addition is fully TAA/BAA-compliant (the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy America Act), for deployments with special requirements. All product features of the standard Varjo XR-3, are designed to offer the most immersive mixed-reality experience ever with photorealistic visual fidelity.

Further, the XR-3 Focal Edition is built with the most demanding security environments in mind, across defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. The headset is sold with a perpetual, offline license that enables operations in non-internet-connected environments and does not require users to create accounts. As an added benefit, the product can be delivered with radio frequency capability removed as required to operate in some classified environments.

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Varjo and Laerdal Partnership

According to the Varjo Blog, Laerdal decided to start exploring ways to combine physical and digital solutions, which led them to work with Varjo. With Varjo’s mixed reality, the best of both worlds, and additional benefits, are finally within reach.

Through the use of Varjo’s mixed reality, Laerdal is now in the process of developing new immersive simulation solutions. The blog post shares that the new training solutions can combine existing technologies such as data collection, immersive simulation, and cloud-based infrastructure to deliver something never seen before.

“With the help of immersive technology, teams of healthcare professionals from across the world can work together in any medical scenario, seamlessly collaborating and sharing their knowledge. The mixed reality simulation experience offers great visual fidelity and high immersion to ensure the strongest learning outcomes for each participant,” Varjo writes.

“Immersive simulation training that replicates real-life scenarios is essential in helping prepare health care providers and students to provide safe patient care,” said Ingrid Laerdal, Vice President of Patient Care at Laerdal.

More About Varjo

Founded in Helsinki, Southern Finland by a team of industry professionals with decades of experience, Varjo makes the world’s most advanced VR/XR products and services, including the Varjo XR-3, VR-3, Aero, and Reality Cloud. From optomechanical engineers, laser technicians, and computer vision experts to UX designers, product innovators, and brand creators, Varjo is a supergroup made up of people with the passion, skills, and vision to do things most people think are impossible.

The company wants to revolutionize reality with hardware and software that lets customers seamlessly merge virtual, mixed, and traditional reality – all with the clarity of the human eye. With Varjo, a 3D model, project, or simulation comes to life in virtual and mixed reality with never-before-seen clarity. Ultimately, key benefits of Varjo for medical simulation include:

  • Combine core competencies in both physical and digital training to develop new solutions
  • Do immersive, effective, efficient, and personalized training across time zones and locations
  • Get better data on trainee performance and unlock new development opportunities for stronger training outcomes in the future

Every detail, texture, and contour are all just as clear as they are in the real world. Users can read the tiniest text, see objects far off in the distance, and more – all in human-eye resolution.

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