Sunday, May 3, 2015

Displays you Wear - Updated

From Photonics.com

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Note that the image of the glasses below does look quite similar to what is described for the Hololens system, and also quite similar to the glasses shown here: ValveAR


The laser scanning projection system enables augmented reality wearable glasses.

The laser scanning projection system enables augmented reality wearable glasses. Photo courtesy of MicroVision.


“Often overlooked is the whole human-machine interface. That’s the biggest problem,” said Bharath Rajagopalan, general manager for business development and marketing at projection display maker MicroVision Inc. of Redmond, Wash. The company’s laser beam scanning technology can be incorporated into augmented reality products, including head-up and retinal scanning displays. 

“We’ve been ready for a long time,” 
Rajagopalan said of the company’s decade-old augmented reality technology. “We have good, sharp text. It’s very crisp, very readable, very high contrast.” 

Originally developed for the military, MicroVision’s lightweight head-worn displays deliver images that appear to the user as though on a see-through computer screen – thus a technician can view instructions on jet engine repair while performing the task. 
Originally developed for the military, augmented reality technology allows information to be displayed and shared outdoors.
Originally developed for the military, augmented reality technology allows information to be displayed and shared outdoors. Photo courtesy of Applied Research Associates.

What’s needed in addition to a quality display is infrastructure, according to Rajagopalan, which includes access to data, sufficient computing power and the right software. 




A laser scanning projection system by MicroVision.
A laser scanning projection system by MicroVision. Photo courtesy of MicroVision.

2 comments:

  1. Any idea on the date of this article? I didn't see one and was just curious.

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  2. It's the May 2015 Issue of the magazine.

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