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Light Field HMDs for Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications

Light Field HMDs for Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications

Personal Eyewear – Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) have a number of problems limiting their market penetration and Douglas Lanman believes light field technology can solve at least some of them.  Lanman is currently at Oculus VR (Irvine CA) but he discussed a light field HMD he worked on at NVIDIA

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Market Intelligence - Markets and Markets has released a new “Multi-Function Display (MFD) Market” report covering multi function displays.  They analyze the market as well as the technology trends.  They break down the market by display size (<5”, 5”-10”, 10”-15”), geography, technologies (LED, LCD/AMLCD, TFT, OLED, Synthetic Vision), This post

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Lenovo Files for Augmented Reality and Smart Glasses Patents

Augmented Reality - Lenovo has filed several patents in relations to Smart Glasses and augmented reality. As augmented reality has been the talk in 2013, it does not surprise that the major CE manufacturers are taking notice and try to position themselves in case this technology goes mainstream and may

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Microdisplays  – On June 5, 2014, Himax Technologies, Inc. (Tainan, Taiwan), announced the unveiling of its latest, propriety and patented liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology for HMD systems, Front-Lit LCoS. Himax presented its new cutting-edge design for the first time to the public at The SID Display Week Conference

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NVIDIA Develops Light Field Head Mounted Display

Virtual Reality - Head Mounted displays have been under development for years.  While the approaches use different types of displays, the optics are very similar in their goal of creating a virtual image to the eye.  Depending on the field of view, these optics requires a certain thickness that makes

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Avegant Shows DLP-Based Personal Eyewear

Augmented Reality – DLP technology is not used in head mounted display or personal eyewear very often, which is why we were surprised to see a demo from a company called Avegant. The Glyph head mounted virtual retinal display technology uses a new chip set from TI that This post

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Epson Focuses on Wearables at CES 2014 – Launches Moverio BT-200 3D Video Eyewear

Augmented Reality - At the Epson CES 2014 press conference, a company that is better known for its printers and projectors, tried to refocus its message on wearable technology and then launching an updated version of is personal 3D video eyewear, the Moverio.  Rajeev Mishra, VP Commercial Sales & Marketing

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SA Photonics Shows See-Through Modules and HMDs at I/ITSEC 2013

Head Mounted Displays – At I/ITSEC 2013, SA Photonics described their new LARS (Low Cost Augmented Reality System) Head Mounted Display (HMD) developed for the Marine Core using a Phase 2 SBIR from the Office of Naval Research. They want to facilitate training for the JTAC scenario, which is all about coordinating air strikes in […]

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Oculus Shows the Rift to the Simulation Community

Head Mounted Displays - Oculus makes a Head Mounted Display called the Rift.  While the company’s main focus is the consumer market, they have a number of developer kits in the simulation world as well.  The device uses two direct view high resolution cell phone displays. At I/ITSEC 2013, the company had a number of the […]

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ForthDD Describes Update for Cybermind HMD

Head-Mounted Displays – ForthDD, an LCOS microdisplay manufacturer, was at I/ITSEC 2013 to show how their QXGA and XGA displays are used in training and simulation products.  For example, they showed the Cybermind head mounted display which uses two XGA imagers.  The current product requires an outboard box that has all the drive electronics and […]

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