Links Week Commencing 20th September 2021

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. Luxexcel and Optiswiss announce cooperation for 3D …

Tags:3D printing| Apple| Barco| Cinema Projection| Curved Displays| Desktop Monitors| Eyewear| Game Playing| HP Inc| iOS (Apple)| MiniLED| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

IngenioSpec has Eyewear Patents for Everybody

by Matthew Brennesholtz

IngenioSpec and its affiliate IpVenture has a large patent portfolio for eyewear for every purpose. One thing their portfolio does not seem to cover is near-eye displays for use on that eyewear. However, it …

Tags:Eyewear| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)

Snap, Inc. Lost $40 Million on Spectacles

by Andrew Fenn

Snap, Inc., the team behind Snapchat, has revealed it has lost $40 million on its Spectacles peripheral due to “excess inventory reserves and inventory purchase commitment cancellation charges”. Originally released in September 2016, Snap …

Tags:Back Panel| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 43

Olympus EyeTrek Insight EI-10 Smart Glasses are for Business Use

by Bob Raikes

Olympus America Inc. announced the launch of the EyeTrek Insight EI-10 Smart Glasses in the US. The patented optical system in the EI-10 is intended to enable users to see its display without blocking …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 42

Google Patents MicroLED Glasses Concept

by Bob Raikes

Google applied for a patent relating to the use of MicroLEDs in AR glasses in March 2016, and that has now been awarded according to the Patently Mobile blog. The concept puts the image …

Tags:Eyewear| Google| MicroLED| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 42

MDM Vol 24 #41 Round-up

by Bob Raikes

BLU, which claims to be the largest supplier of unlocked smartphones in the US, has done a deal with Sprint and launched the 5.2″ HD (1280 x 720) IPS smartphone. The IPS LCD display …

Tags:Asus| eMagin| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 41

ThirdEye Has X1 Eyewear and Software

by Bob Raikes

ThirdEye Gen, Inc released the X1 Smart Glasses with Enterprise Solutions Platform and announced the creation of the ThirdEye App Store. The company said that its HD (1280 x 720) display is the equivalent …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 41

Vuzix Provides Business and M300 Smart Glasses Update

by Isaac Oburu

Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise, and entertainment markets, announced today an update on its M300 Smart Glasses rollout to Enterprise clients and certain …

Tags:Eyewear| SmartGlasses| Vuzix

Eyetracking and Tobii Show, well, Eyetracking

by Chris Chinnock

Two companies, Eyetracking and Tobii were demonstrating eyetracking technology for a range of applications at I/ITSEC 2016. The company Eyetracker says its tracker can track heads, faces and even eyelids in addition to gaze …

Tags:Eyewear| Gaze Recognition| I/ITSEC 2016| Mobile Display Monitor| Simulation| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 48

Wikitude’s AR Capabilities Come to Atheer

by Bob Raikes

Atheer and Wikitude have teamed up to enable Wikitude’s capabilities, such as image recognition and tracking, on Atheer’s AiR Glasses and AiR Suite. With this integration, Atheer’s AiR Suite™ software platform enables enterprise customers …

Tags:AR/VR| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 41

Wearables Benefit the Workforce

by Yvette Raikes

Wearable device shipments are expected to rise from almost 202 million this year to over 501 million by 2021, according to the Wearable Device Market Share and Forecasts report from ABI Research. In 2016, …

Tags:Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 38| Wearable Market

Lumus Extends To US Navy Collaboration

by Bob Raikes

The US Navy and Lumus of Israel have been working on a new helmet for divers that adds information to the view from the helmet. The helmet is called Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) …

Tags:Eyewear| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 38