AR tech sounds fairly cool, however no person desires to be a glasshole. Today at CES, we checked out Lumus‘ bid to make AR glasses just a little bit much less cringe. The firm creates a collection of glasses that look, properly, roughly like glasses, and are suitable with prescription lenses, too.
The new glasses are the second technology of its ‘Z-Lens 2D waveguide’ tech, halving the dimensions and weight of the tech wanted to make AR bloom to life.
“In order for AR glasses to penetrate the consumer market in a meaningful way, they need to be impressive both functionally and aesthetically. With Z-Lens, we’re aligning form and function, eliminating barriers-of-entry for the industry and paving the way for widespread consumer adoption,” mentioned Ari Grobman, Lumus CEO, in an interview with TechCrunch. “Our introduction of Maximus 2D reflective waveguide technology two years ago was just the beginning. Z-Lens, with all of its improvements unlocks the future of augmented reality that consumers are eagerly waiting for.”
The lenses embody a 2Kx2K decision, surprisingly vibrant colours, and a heads-up show that may be seen even in broad daylight. Extra excellent news for this specific glasses wearer – the corporate’s tech could be bonded on to Rx prescription glasses. The tech works through the use of so-called ‘reflective waveguides’ that assist the tiny projectors held within the eyeglass frames to venture on the within of the semitranslucent lenses. This signifies that the glasses can be utilized as common glasses, whereas additionally being usable as projection surfaces. The different benefit is that there’s minimal mild leakage – so it’s just about inconceivable to see from the entrance that the wearer is getting information beamed into their eyeholes.
The firm tells me it has gone on a patenting binge, claiming it already has greater than 430 patents granted, with an extra 540 patents pending. That each locations it among the many world’s prime patent holders for augmented actuality optics and positions it fantastically as an acquisition goal for a bigger firm which may be fearful of getting sued, bored of paying licensing charges, or each.
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