Bridging the Gap: The Potential of Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Enhancing Virtual Reality Headset Performance



VR Headsets, Power Solutions, Energy Efficiency, LTSOFCs, Virtual Reality


This study introduces a novel methodology for addressing power-related challenges in Virtual Reality (VR) technology by exploring the potential utilization of Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (LTSOFCs). Despite the capacity of VR headsets in providing immersive experiences, there is frequent limitations encountered due to power supply which adversely affects the overall performance and usability. The LTSOFCs exhibit operational characteristics that function at reduced temperatures and therefore, differ from those of conventional Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). This unique attribute enables LTSOFCs to achieve notable levels of efficiency and fuel adaptability, rendering them a highly favorable energy generation option for demanding applications such as VR. This study examines the viability of incorporating LTSOFCs into VR headsets, with the objective of improving functionality through the utilization of a more environmentally friendly and durable power supply. This study utilizes a mixed-methods approach, which involves creating prototypes of LTSOFC-powered VR headsets and conducting empirical user testing. The purpose is to assess the technology's improvements in performance and its impact on user experience. Nevertheless, there are several obstacles that must be overcome in order to successfully implement this technology, including the necessity for downsizing, effective heat control, and a constant and reliable fuel supply. The integration of LTSOFCs holds significant potential to bring about a paradigm shift in the VR sector. This integration has the capacity to drive improvements in VR technology and create novel opportunities for the application of LTSOFCs. This study functions as an initial point of exploration for future inquiries regarding the application of fuel cells in wearable technology, fostering interdisciplinary cooperation and advancement.


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How to Cite

Mohammad Fikrey Roslan, & Karim, R. A. (2023). Bridging the Gap: The Potential of Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Enhancing Virtual Reality Headset Performance. International Journal of Advanced Virtual Reality, 1(2), 79–85.



Literature Review Articles
Received 2023-12-20
Accepted 2024-01-01
Published 2023-12-31