Interview: Epson Moverio BT-40, dual 1080p Si-OLED Smart Glasses for Augmented Reality with TypeC DP
Vuzix M4000 is the company’s new flagship product in its corporate M series uses Qualcomm’s 2.52Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon XR1, the same processor used in its direct predecessor the M400 and in the Google Glass 2, 6GB LPDDR4 System RAM, 64GB internal flash memory. They use their self-developed fully transparent waveguide display which has a larger field-of-view to bring vast advantages in work areas such as remote maintenance.
Our smart connected frames have been designed to look after you without any discomfort and look after you everyday. It will evolve thanks to software updates, and you will be able to benefit from new features with the same connected eyewear your purchased. Today our connected eyewear detects drowsiness; tomorrow it will detect falls, and even prevent them, allow activity tracking and a lot more.
HOW DOES ELLCIE HEALTHY EYEWEAR WORK ?
The idea is to integrate a number of sensors to the eyeglasses’ frames, send the collected data (physical, physiological or environmental) via smartphone to Artificial Intelligence algorithms to be processed into information and / or predictions on the wearer’s health and safety. All this being done thanks to a massively adopted object that are the frames of eyeglasses. The Ellcie Healthy frames are divided into two main product categories, the “consumer” frames on the one hand and the “medical devices” frames on the other hand that are subject to stricter regulations in France, Europe and the rest of the world.
OUR EYEWEAR PRODUCT SHEET
CONNECTED GLASSES YES, BUT ADAPTED TO MY EYESIGHT !
Ellcie Healthy’s Smart eyewear is compatible with correcting lenses. Simply go to your optician with your eye doctor’s order to get the lenses adapted to your sight on your Ellcie Healthy smart connected eyewear.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ELLCIE HEALTHY EYEGLASSES
Nothing’s easier ! Ellcie Healthy glasses maintain themselves almost like less sophisticated glasses. You can wash them with wipes soaked in disinfectant, or by wetting a cloth. Be careful not to wash them under water.
For the proper functioning of the glasses and their longevity, we recommend not to leave them in the car in case of hot weather.
Ellcie Healthy is a startup created by Philippe PEYRARD (25 years’ experience in the Optical field) which designs and sells smart connected eyewear. Our technology brings valuable data to individuals in order to protect their health and increase their wellbeing and safety.
Video-coverage from CEATEC 2019 sponsored by Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, watch my videos with SEL here.
Crucial to get awesome Smart Glass like the Vuzix Blade Smart Glass ($799 at https://amzn.to/2OQT0Xs) is to get killer apps on it, the possibility to get real-time continuous translation in the smart glass may well be one such killer app, here demonstrated by https://www.zoimeet.com this opens up the possibility to travel to new countries and understand what the people are saying around.
At SID Display Week 2019, Arm Mali -D77 DPU display processor is launched, that significantly improves the VR user experience with dedicated hardware functions for VR HMDs, namely: Lens Distortion Correction (LDC), Chromatic Aberration Correction (CAC) and Asynchronous Timewarp (ATW). These are on top of the already feature rich Mali-D71 DPU for premium mobile devices, Mali-D77 changes the way we think about VR workload distribution across the SoC. It enables a significant step-up in the display resolutions and frame rates that can be achieved within the power constraints of mobile VR HMD you can read more about the Mali-D77 here: https://community.arm.com/developer/tools-software/graphics/b/blog/posts/introducing-the-arm-mali-d77-display-processor
JBD https://jb-display.com shows their active matrix inorganic microLED display chips and panels with wavelength ranging from UV to visible to IR. The pixel pitch ranges from 400 dpi to 10,000 dpi with a varity of resolutions, high brightness, high EQE, high reliability, these panels are ideal for AR, VR, HUD, projector, weapon sights, 3D printing, microscope and more. JBD's microLED uses wafer level technology, no phosphor, no pick and place, no mass transfer, no quantum dots, everything is made by Silicon and compound semiconductor on a wafer. At SID Display Week 2019, JBD shows 2 million nits brightness Micro LED, 600 DPI bi-color Micro LED display implementing JBD’s proprietary transferring technology to move red and green LEDs to silicon CMOS backplane. Also, JBD shows a mono-color microLED module with the same silicon CMOS backplane solution which achieves a pitch size of only 2.5µm and 10,000 DPI achieving a brightness of a million nits (on the 10K DPI display, 2 million nits is achieved on the 5K DPI display) at a resolution of 5000x4000. JBD is capable to minimize the pitch size to below 2.5µm, which surpasses DLP. Their next step is to increase brightness and to achieve full color.
Plessey at Display Week 2019 showcases their proprietary monolithic microLED technology to enable a new generation of augmented reality devices simplifying optical systems that are brighter, smaller, lighter and higher performing than incumbent light sources currently used in AR/MR headsets, smart glasses, pico-projectors and HUD. Plessey’s GaN-on-Silicon is their route for monolithic addressable micro LED arrays/pixels for hi-res and hi-lum displays, high brightness LEDs, microLED displays, power devices, UV LEDs, photonic integration, advanced sensors, Plessey is creating compelling cutting edge display technology solutions, addressing the challenges and limitations faced in the field of photonics, arrays with emitters as small as 1 micron, driven at low current density for greater efficiency and longevity. External Quantum Efficiency at least three times higher than best in class benchmarks with more improvements in the pipeline. Arrays that provide at least 100,000 nits at 1 watt, that’s TV equivalent brightness at only 5mW, Coloured pixels fabricated in monolithic form. IP protected custom CMOS back plane provides rapid developments for custom arrays. GaN-on-Silicon MicroLEDs outperform incumbent technologies such as OLED with an outstanding thermal performance, Focussed light emitting surface, monolithic die/array Lm/W maintenance, excellent uniformity, integrated electronic and optical components, showcasing a 0.7-inch Micro LED display for AR, made by 8µm blue LED chips on JDC’s CMOS backplane to achieve a resolution of 1920*1080. Plessey upgraded its facilities and equipment recently, equipped with new semiconductor-level clean rooms and automated facilities, Plessey produces the world first wafer to wafer bonding Micro LED display with Micro LED epitaxy wafer and silicon CMOS backplane. As AR projection applications are targeted by several leading companies, Plessey has cooperated with technology partners including AIXTRON, JSC, Nanoco, VUZIX and others to enhance production facilities, demonstrating its capability of commercialization of Micro LED AR.
BOE 12.3″ Rollable Phone, 7.7″ Foldable Phone, 65″ BD LCD, Printed OLED, 8K VR, Automotive, mini-LED
At SID Display Week 2019, BOE shows their latest 12.3" Rollable Phone, 7.7" Foldable Phone, many other flexible displays, UHD displays, micro-displays, other world-leading technologies and innovative applications such as their Smart driving experience brought by flexible display for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) comprising a smart driver cabin and a spliced display screen of three units in three rows with only 0.99 mm bezels allowing visitors to experience a brand-new in-car display solution of the future. In addition to flexible display applications, BOE also displays the world-leading UHD display solution called the BD CELL UHD display which features an ultra-high static contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1, a bit depth of 12 bit, and a black field brightness of less than 0.003 nits, BOE also presents a host of 8K products, including 75" 8K 120Hz display, a 3.5" 8K VR display, and 0.39" 8K spliced VR display. Under the "8425 Strategy" (promote 8K, popularize 4K, replace 2K and make good use of 5G), BOE is now speeding up the application of 8K in many fields. Other leading-edge technologies and solutions that BOE shows at this show include the first ever HDR notebook featuring mini-LED, the 15.6" oxide display with an ultra-high refresh rate of 240Hz, the 55" inkjet-printed 4K OLED display, the 0.39" micro-OLED AR display that enjoys the world's largest pixel density of 5,644 PPI.
In the smart Automotive cabin, the information required for smart travel becomes part of the actual scene with the help of AR technology, the head-up display (HUD) can project useful information such as speed per hour and navigation onto the front windshield for the driver's reference. In addition, BOE replaces the conventional in-car LCD with flexible display. The 12.3" three-unit flexible display is backed by the OLED pixel compensation circuit technology developed by BOE, which can effectively improve the brightness uniformity of mid-sized OLED displays and provide better audiovisual experience for car users, BOE applies flexible AMOLED displays to transparent A-pillars, rearview mirrors to solve the problem of driver's blind spots in automotive design. The flexible display can perfectly match the shape of the A-pillar and show data with delay shorter than one millisecond. With the help of camera, the images blocked by the A-pillar can be shown on the flexible display, thus eliminating blind spots in the field of view. By applying flexible display, the rearview mirror can also be customized according to the interior shape of the car. BOE's smart cabin is equipped with a 6.39" flexible display as a built-in rearview mirror, which makes it safer to drive the car even on rainy and snowy days, BOE also exhibited some innovative applications of in-car display, such as center console solution that supports gesture-based interaction and V-shaped mini-LED for cars. BOE's high-end in-car display panels have been supplied to automakers in the United States, Germany, the UK, Japan and South Korea.
Golden-i is preparing to revolutionize the world of adjustable/customizable life enhancing smart glasses, at its 8th Generation (I have filmed Golden-i prototype developments since 2011 here and here), the Golden-i team has reached this yet smallest Smart Glass implementation that works with USB Type-C Displayport phones (for now on slightly modified firmwares) to output the full potential of the Smart Phone right into the hands free Smart Glass computing user interface.
Gamma Scientific shows its Near Eye Display (GS-1290 NED) measurement system captures spectral measurements of Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Helmet mounted displays as viewed by the human eye. The telescopic optics are compact enough to fit inside a helmet and are designed to point in different directions to emulate the movement of the human eye.