Thursday, January 30, 2014

As posted on CNBC

Research and Markets: The Head-Up Display Systems Market Revenues in United States are Forecasted to Grow Up to Three Folds by End of 2018 According to Latest Report

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "Global & United States Head-Up Display Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018" report to their offering.
"Head-Up Display (HUD) systems have expanded its application in automotive segment from the world of aviation. Defence followed by automotive sector applications are the largest revenue generators in Head-Up Display market in United States. Head-Up Display systems have been largely used in luxury cars but as the prices are expected to be declining during the next five years, low & medium-end automotive segment is anticipated to attract more numbers of suppliers. Head-Up Display market in the U.S. is majorly driven by growth in luxury automotive segment, military aircrafts and land vehicles.
According to Global & United States Head-Up Display Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018, the Head-Up Display systems market revenues in United States are forecasted to grow up to three folds by the end of 2018, growing at the CAGR of around 20% during 2013-18. Google Inc. and Recon Instruments Inc. are estimated to be the market leaders in HUD glasses.
Global & United States Head-Up Display Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018 discusses the following aspects of Head-Up Display market in United States:
- The U.S. Head-Up Display Market Size, Share & Forecast until 2018
- Changing Market Trends & Developments
- Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations
- The U.S. Head-Up Display Market by Value, Component & Application
Companies Mentioned:
- BAE Systems Plc.
- Continental AG
- Delphi Automotive Plc.
- Denso Corporation
- Esterline Technologies
- Johnson Controls
- MicroVision Inc.
- Nippon Seiki Co. Ltd.
- Rockwell Collins Inc.
- Thales SA
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Sector: Computing and TechnologyAdvanced Technology
Source: Research and Markets

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Boeing Patent

Essentially using a pico projector to locate various items on the aircraft for maintenance.

When Microvision was concentrating on Eye wear, this was one of their concepts: to label various parts on a machine for repair - order of operations, etc. This is the kind of improvement that could create huge productivity increases (both quality and speed) in all kinds of machine maintenance.


1. A method for providing a location specific maintenance history for an object, said method comprising: operating a camera to locate at least one marker tag within the camera field of view (FOV) to provide a reference to a coordinate system associated with the object; determining a location on the object as defined by the at least one marker tag; and, projecting onto a region of projection (ROP) on the object, a repair history for the determined area, the projection referenced to the coordinate system associated with the object. 

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Boeing Patent from Patentdocs

Previous Boeing Microvision Cooperation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Special Glass + Lasers = cool displays

Cheap transparent HUD

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is examining nanotechnology that could lead to inexpensive head-up displays (HUDs) for general aviation aircraft. The project is supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office. A proof of concept prototype of the system was recently shown publicly.
Using nanotechnology, the concept system targets low cost and simplicity of manufacture in an end product that is meant to incorporate wide viewing angles. Current HUD technology is limited by the viewing angle. The MIT project embeds nanoparticles in a thin plastic coating, similar to that used for tinting car windows. The particles scatter the light in specific wavelengths, similar to the way smoke particles reflect a laser beam passing through them.
The MIT team acknowledges that much work remains, but the long-term possibilities have potential in aviation and automotive applications. If, in fact, the potential for automotive sales comes to fruition, the economies of scale could be a boon for general aviation, much in the same way that steering and brake sensors led to low-cost inertial sensors for avionics.


Full article in Flying Magazine

Article at UK Yahoo

Monday, January 20, 2014

Holographic Games


The Future of Volumetric Entertainment is coming!

Voxiebox Website
Voxiebox Facebook

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sony Lifespace

Look particularly at the table at 1:10. "Super-compact: laser projector" could be a MVIS product. The touch performance is possible with MVIS technology.

Whirlpool interactive cooktop

Clearly uses projection.... MVIS technology could do this now.

Panasonic Driver-Focused Interior

Amazon is building a secret 'breakthrough' device in Apple's back yard

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Amazon’s secret California device laboratory is up to something.
Lab 126 – its name is a nod to Amazon’s “everything from A-to-Z” motto, where 1 is A and 26 is Z – has posted a number of positions at the Cupertino, Calif.-based lab and is doing recruiting events around the country, including an upcoming one in Boston.
The positions seem to point to a new high-profile device in development. One job is a “senior camera systems engineer” that will “perform analysis and testing of complex opto-electronic assemblies using advanced simulation and experimentation tools and techniques.”
Another position is for global supply chain manager, which certainly hints at a big project in the works.
There have been rumors for some time about Amazon developing a set-top device for streaming television and a smartphone, but neither has materialized yet.
These postings could be related to a device like that, although that seems a bit too predictable for Amazon. Some have suggested it could be a smartwatch or some other kind of wearable device.
The Boston event refers to Amazon’s “Kindle New Initiatives Team” and makes it clear that the company is recruiting talented product developers in offices from Boston, to Cupertino (technically, Sunnyvale) and in Seattle.
And Amazon isn’t being subtle about the impact of this potential device. The job postings all contain this tag-line:
“Work hard. Have fun. Make history.”
I guess you need to be a bit hyperbolic to attract the best developers to your team when you're sitting in Apple's back yard.
Emily Parkhurst covers the technology industry for the Puget Sound Business Journal/TechFlash.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Projector + Contact lenses = private TV screen?

The contact lenses that could do away with TV screens: System that projects images onto the eyeball to be unveiled next week

  • iOptik allows users to see digital data such as directions and video calls
  • Tiny 'screens' sit directly on users' eyeballs and work with a pair of glasses
  • They provide an experience equal to watching a 240-inch TV at 10ft away
  • A working system is due to be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 

Contact lenses that allow the wearer to see high-definition virtual screens are to be unveiled in Las Vegas next week.
Dubbed iOptik, the system allows the users to see projected digital information, such as driving directions and video calls.
The tiny 'screens', which are the invention of Washington-based group Innovega, sit directly on a users' eyeballs and work with a pair of lightweight glasses.
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Microvision Connection


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