Conference 12125 > Paper 12125-10
Paper 12125-10

Critical technology enablers for near-to-eye AR and VR

4 April 2022 • 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM EDT


Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) near-to-eye systems offer virtual surround screen sizes, portability, telepresence, and enhanced situational awareness, to name just a few attributes for both military and civilian applications. Advancements of these 8 critical technology enablers may soon resolve the largest functionality, economic, and human factors issues that have impeded near-to-eye imaging market realization to date. There have recently been substantial improvements in these enabling technologies, 3 of which are moving out of early-stage research and development with cost-effective manufacturing potential. Each of these enabling technologies will be discussed and their potential impact on the future of AR and VR assessed.


NanoQuantum Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Gary W. Jones, CEO of Nanoquantum Sciences, has been at the forefront of display, semiconductor, and materials development for over 40 years, holds over 80 patents in those fields and has assembled and led teams to create innovative technologies and breakdown multiple technological barriers. As founder and CEO of eMagin Corporation, he led the company as the first to develop and commercialize full-color OLED video displays and was awarded CES innovation awards for a virtual imaging system, among multiple other awards. Gary received a Special Recognition award from the Society of Information Displays (SID) for entrepreneurial leadership in the advancement of field emission and OLED technologies. Gary has been a member of SPIE for over 25 years and is also a member of IEEE, SID, ECS, and Sigma Xi Honor Society.
NanoQuantum Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Nulumina Corp. (United States)