20 Sep 2023
Will LCDs be Replaced in VR?
In 2023, almost every VR device uses LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays) to replace the real world with digital content, but a shift might be underway in 2024. Apple's Vision Pro is set to be one of the earliest VR devices to use OLED-on-Si technology, also known as micro-OLED, in a move to shrink headsets down whilst offering extremely high-quality images.
20 Sep 2022
Panasonic sub-brand Shiftall showed off an exciting compact VR headset at CES 2022, aimed at higher-end gaming use. Despite appearing close to a final product at the event, the headset has yet to launch in September 2022.
7 Jun 2022
VividQ is a Cambridge, UK-based firm which focuses on developing IP for computer-generated holography, both for software and optical engine hardware. Its method of generating holograms is efficient on common GPUs and its display solutions may be constructed from off-the-shelf hardware. The key use cases it targets are AR wearables and automotive HUDs.
15 Jul 2019
Funding for industrial wearables
From its inception, RealWear has focused on products that are specifically designed for the connected enterprise workforce to improve job satisfaction, productivity and, most importantly, safety. Its industrial hands-free wearable computers enhance a worker's situational awareness while delivering vital information on-demand in the harshest of environments.
7 Jun 2019
Developing a wearable display for surgeons
HMDmd Inc announces that development has commenced of the next generation of high performance, wearable displays for medical applications, supported by the proprietary technology, engineering and manufacturing resources.
1 May 2018
Vuzix: Supplier and partnership update
This article contains updates on Vuzix's suppliers and partners.
10 Jan 2018
Kopin high-brightness breakthrough for lightning OLED micro displays
Kopin Corporation will demonstrate its high-brightness Lightning™ organic light emitting diodes (OLED) microdisplays including its new 720p resolution (1280 x 720) OLED display.
12 Jan 2017
Updates from CES 2017
A team of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2017 in the first week of January. Our aim was to cover all of the latest updates and trends in each of the topics that we cover. In this exclusive premium article, we report our observations in the VR, AR/MR, smartwatch & fitness tracker, sensors, air quality monitoring, displays and haptics spaces.
5 Feb 2016
IDTechEx interviewed Hong Choi, the CTO/R&D Manager at Kopin corporation. Kopin span out of MIT over 30 years ago, and has been developing microdisplay technologies, starting with a $55m DARPA project in the early 1990s. Today, the company is focused on the wearable technology market, and particularly on near-eye computing. This profile also mentions their work on high-capacity, SiO-C anode lithium-ion batteries, developed with Hitachi Maxell.
20 Jan 2016
Microdisplay technologies for smartglasses
If the buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show is any indication of things to come (and it usually is), 2016 is expected to be the year of virtual reality.
18 Jan 2016
Microdisplay techology for smartglasses: Enabling the AR-VR revolution
If the buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show is any indication of things to come (and usually, it is), 2016 is expected to be the year of virtual reality (VR). Much anticipated VR headset launches, announcement of investment in enabling technologies, and developments of optimized components made virtual reality the words on everyone's lips at CES2016 in Las Vegas. IDTechEx detail and benchmark the key competing display technologies that will enable this revolution.
5 Jan 2016
Founded in 2010 and based in Israel, VocalZoom's main product revolves around a laser used to acquire information about facial vibrations during speech. The sensor acts as an interferometer and can reduce errors in speech recognition with background noise by upto 75%.