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Restocking the optical designers' toolbox for next-generation wearable displays (Presentation Recording)
Author(s): Bernard C. Kress
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Paper Abstract

Three years ago, industry and consumers learned that there was more to Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) than the long-lasting but steady market for defense or the market for gadget video player headsets: the first versions of Smart Glasses were introduced to the public. Since then, most major consumer electronics companies unveiled their own versions of Connected Glasses, Smart Glasses or Smart Eyewear, AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) headsets. This rush resulted in the build-up of a formidable zoo of optical technologies, each claiming to be best suited for the task on hand. Today, the question is not so much anymore "will the Smart Glass market happen?" but rather "which optical technologies will be best fitted for the various declinations of the existing wearable display market," one of the main declination being the Smart Glasses market.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2015
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9579, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII, 957903 (5 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194049
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Bernard C. Kress, Google (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9579:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis; Cornelius F. Hahlweg, Editor(s)

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