AR tech sounds fairly cool, however no person desires to be a glasshole. At the moment at CES, we checked out Lumus‘ bid to make AR glasses slightly bit much less cringe. The corporate creates a collection of glasses that look, properly, roughly like glasses, and are appropriate with prescription lenses, too.
The brand new glasses are the second technology of its ‘Z-Lens 2D waveguide’ tech, halving the scale and weight of the tech wanted to make AR bloom to life.
“To ensure that AR glasses to penetrate the patron market in a significant manner, they have to be spectacular each functionally and aesthetically. With Z-Lens, we’re aligning kind and performance, eliminating barriers-of-entry for the trade and paving the way in which for widespread client adoption,” stated Ari Grobman, Lumus CEO, in an interview with TechCrunch. “Our introduction of Maximus 2D reflective waveguide expertise two years in the past was only the start. Z-Lens, with all of its enhancements unlocks the way forward for augmented actuality that customers are eagerly ready for.”
The lenses embody a 2Kx2K decision, surprisingly vibrant colours, and a heads-up show that may be seen even in broad daylight. Additional excellent news for this explicit glasses wearer – the corporate’s tech may be bonded on to Rx prescription glasses. The tech works by utilizing so-called ‘reflective waveguides’ that assist the tiny projectors held within the eyeglass frames to venture on the within of the semitranslucent lenses. Because of this the glasses can be utilized as common glasses, whereas additionally being usable as projection surfaces. The opposite benefit is that there’s minimal gentle leakage – so it’s just about inconceivable to see from the entrance that the wearer is getting information beamed into their eyeholes.
The corporate 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 high patent holders for augmented actuality optics and positions it fantastically as an acquisition goal for a bigger firm that could be frightened of getting sued, bored of paying licensing charges, or each.