New Apple patent filing shows a mixed reality headset that tracks your whole face

Apple patent for mixed reality HMD


Apple has filed a patent for a complex mixed reality headset, potentially including sensors that track users’ facial features, eyes, and hands. Variety reported on the patent application earlier today; it was published last week and originally filed in March of 2019. It’s part of a long string of Apple mixed (or augmented) reality patents, and like its predecessors, it indicates that Apple is broadly examining how AR might translate from phones to glasses.

The “Display System Having Sensors” patent covers a head-mounted display, a collection of cameras and other sensors that track the external environment, and a different set of sensors that track the wearer’s eyes. The components all work together to display a virtual 3D image that’s…

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