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Jul 16th, 2014
 
Novel optics to 'revolutionize' augmented reality
 
UK's TruLife Optics launches device for augmented reality devices; hologram technology creates industry-disruptive applications.
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A new optical component will “transform the development of wearable augmented reality and head-up display devices,” according to its London, UK-based developer TruLife Optics.

The company is a spin-out from holographic technology company Colour Holographic. TruLife Optics plans to work with developers of augmented reality devices to provide customized, bespoke solutions based on this optic technology.

The patent-pending optical system, which incorporates two holograms, offers several features for developers of augmented reality devices. It allows images to be displayed in high definition, full colour and in 3D through the center of a field of vision.

The image is transparent, enabling the overlay of information on whatever subject is being viewed. The optic itself is lightweight, less than 2mm thick, and can be easily mass-produced for consumer and industrial applications.

Jonathan Lewis, CEO, commented, “The development of wearable augmented reality devices has been curtailed by the lack of an optical component that allows for the overlay of high-definition, full colour images. But with the launch of our optic, we are providing that missing piece in the augmented reality jigsaw puzzle.”

To read more: http://optics.org/news/5/7/15

 

 
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