DigiLens Brings Augmented Reality to the Ski Slopes

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By: Jonathan Waldern, P.h.D., Founder and CEO Last week, I decided to do something unimaginable for many CEOs–wear my company’s augmented reality (AR) eyewear while snowboarding down a mountain at a brisk 27 mph. How do I know I was going that fast? Because the visual display on the DigiLens Snow Sport HUD (head-up display) I was testing was so incredibly bright that I constantly knew my speed and position. It didn’t matter if I was gazing down an Alpine Meadows Ski Resort slope or up into the hot sun; […]

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Why Some of the Industry’s Biggest Innovators Invested in DigiLens

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By: Jonathan Waldern, Ph.D, Founder and CEO Today, DigiLens had the privilege of yet another round of strategic investment in the company—$22 million from eight well-known and highly influential industry leaders. The disclosure was significant because it clearly demonstrates growing industry interest in DigiLens’ waveguide diffractive optics technology as the technical base for an emerging breed of augmented reality (AR) displays and sensors for enterprise and consumer applications. Collaborating with their top AR engineers, we will jointly focus on application acceleration and manufacturing improvements, especially with yield and cost. Just [...]

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Continental Investment in DigiLens to Boost OEM HUD Adoption

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By: Jonathan Waldern, Ph.D, Founder and CEO DigiLens is well known for providing augmented reality (AR) technology to aerospace juggernauts such as Rockwell Collins and motorcycles with BMW. Now, it’s making waves in the automotive industry. Today, I am very pleased to announce that Continental AG, one of the world’s top five automotive suppliers, is investing in DigiLens to join forces to develop a DigiLens waveguide based Head-Up Display (HUD), with a very large windscreen image required for augmented reality. Continental’s investment is huge validation for DigiLens’ waveguide diffractive optics. […]

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DigiLens Awarded “Best in Show” at World’s Largest Display Show

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By: Jonathan Waldern, Ph.D, Founder and CEO I am pleased to report we won the Society for Information Display’s “Best in Show” Award. The international conference at the famous Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, highlights the most significant new display products and technologies. The award is intended to honor “the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes, and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors during Display Week 2016.” DigiLens’ Color MotoHUD display (in collaborationg with BMW) was the specific product awarded. We entered under the wearables category. [...]

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DigiLens, Inc. Debuts Motorcycle HUD at CES 2016

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By: Jonathan Waldern, Ph.D, Founder and CEO Excitement surrounding the head-up display (HUD) from BMW Motorrad and DigiLens, Inc. could be felt throughout the BMW Innovation Experience at CES 2016. Touted as "this year's 'must have' by The Telegraph, BMW and DigiLens have collaborated to bring a new (and improved) version of the motorcycle HUD to consumers. At the Vision Head-Up Display demonstration, visitors can interact with prototype helmets and immerse in a "ride" using the augmented reality technology. Stop by to view the demo for yourself at Tech East, South Plaza/ [...]

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