Apple has filed a patent application for their future VR head-mounted display, specifically a system allowing users to customize the headset’s fit on their face to be comfortable and snug.
A head-mounted display is worn on the user’s head and engages the user’s face. However, by engaging the face, the head-mounted display may limit facial movements and be moved by such movements. Apple’s patent covers the implementation of a virtual reality head-mounted display and a facial interface.
The facial interface consists of the first facial support, which engages an upper facial region above the user’s eyes, and the second facial support, which engages a lower facial region below the user’s eyes. The head-mounted display may also include a head interface connected to the display assembly that engages the user’s head to support the display assembly, which may be in tension and compressing the facial interface between the display assembly and the user’s face in the reference position.
A first vertical stiffness provided by the first facial support between the display assembly and the upper facial region in a vertical direction is greater than a second vertical stiffness provided by the second facial support between the display assembly and the lower facial region in a vertical direction in a reference position in which the head-mounted display is worn on the user’s head. The user is upright and looking forward.
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