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Meta has been defining the field of Augmented Reality (AR) since the company's inception in 2012. It exploded into the marketplace with the first see-through glasses that allowed wearers to move and manipulate 3D content intuitively, using natural hand interactions. With its new Meta 2 headset, Meta is once again setting the market standard and delivering a new generation of natural machines that will become a healthy, vital extension of who we are. Meta is found online at www.metavision.com.
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2022
20 May 2022

Optics for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2022-2032: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
12 May 2022

Valencell

Valencell is one of the market leaders in providing PPG technology for wearable sensors/biometrics. Tess interviewed Dr LeBoeuf (President and Co-founder) about Valencell's development of cuffless blood pressure, hearables, and the shift in the wearable sector from fitness to health.
11 May 2022

Lynx — Q2 2022 update

In November 2021, IDTechEx talked in detail to Lynx Reality's CEO, Stan Larroque, about the upcoming R-1 headset and its freeform catadioptric prism optics. Laval Virtual 2022 presented a chance to gain updates from the Parisian VR/MR startup and learn about the challenges faced by young companies in the XR industry.
29 Apr 2022

Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit

In recent years, non invasive brain stimulation has emerged as a new therapeutic option for alcohol use disorder and other substance-related and addictive disorders. NIBS methods have showed promising results for the treatment of tobacco use disorder, but little is known about the effectiveness on long-term abstinence.
19 Apr 2022

4Dviews

4Dviews is an early-stage company that designs and sells physical studios for generating 3D video footage, enabling the typical avatar in virtual 3D space to be replaced with an accurate 3D image. IDTechEx caught up with 4D views at the Laval Virtual conference in 2022.
13 Apr 2022

Alphacore Inc.

Alphacore is a US-based company focusing on analog, mixed signal, and radio frequency products, imaging solutions, radiation-hardened technologies, and emerging technology.
22 Mar 2022

TriLite Technologies

TriLite is a developer and manufacturer of laser beam scanning (LBS) projectors, targeted especially for use in consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses. TriLite's Trixel 3 projector is extremely compact to fit in the arm of glasses, uses a single biaxial MEMS mirror from Infineon, and does not require external relay optics. The firm, based in Vienna, Austria, has developed innovative machine learning-based software to simplify calibration and control, reducing production costs and increasing manufacturing yields.
16 Mar 2022

MWC 2022: Trends in futuristic applications and network infrastructure

The MWC event in Barcelona earlier this month gathered more than 60,000 mobile experts from all around the world. From digital applications to network infrastructure, IDTechEx was there to cover major developments in the industry! Here are some of the key trends we observed at MWC2022 Barcelona.
2 Feb 2022

Thermal Management for 5G 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson and Dr Yu-Han Chang
31 Jan 2022

MetaLenz

MetaLenz develops 2D meta-surfaces for use in optical applications. This profile summarizes a presentation given at the Photonics Spectra 2022 Conference.
14 Jan 2022

Lynx

Lynx is the manufacturer of a standalone headset, the R-1, that blurs the lines between augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR). The light and slim VR headset is well-suited for video passthrough AR due to is slim form factor, its ability to operate at low latency and lack of requirement for an eye surround. Targeted at enterprise and consumer applications, customer deliveries are due to begin in April 2022.
2021
6 Dec 2021

Self-Healing Materials Markets 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Xiaoxi He
30 Nov 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
30 Nov 2021

Lessons From a Decade in Wearables

Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
24 Nov 2021

Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx

Are you fed up with Zoom? Do you want online interactions to feel more... interactive? The metaverse promises a step-change in how society communicates but, without the hardware technology, will ultimately remain a pipe dream.
8 Nov 2021

Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt
5 Nov 2021

ReSkin Could Help Researchers Discover a Sense of Touch

Picking up a blueberry or grape without squishing it isn't hard, but try teaching it to a robot. The same goes for walking on ice, turning a key to unlock a door or cooking a favorite dish. When it comes to the senses, touch remains a challenge for artificial intelligence and robotics researchers.
26 Oct 2021

Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective

Cultured meat has come a long way since 2013. What was once a concept from the realms of science fiction, made in tiny quantities in research labs for astronomical costs has now become an emerging industry, with start-ups across the world racing to become the first to successfully produce cultured meat on a commercial scale.
15 Oct 2021

Metamaterial Technologies

I spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer of Meta at the October 2021 TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference who detailed Meta's acquisiton of Nanotech Security, a firm making devices for banknote security, in early October 2021.
9 Sep 2021

Wearable Technology Forecasts 2021-2031

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