Daqri is a company which produces information technology for industrial uses. The Daqri Smart Helmet is a VR/AR helmet for industrial applications that uses 360-degree navigation cameras to analyze environments. Augmented reality can provide detailed information about work that is going on at a glance. The Smart helmet runs Ubuntu Linux and is based upon an Intel Core M7 processor, Intel realsense cameras, and offers 720p projection for each eye.
ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (“ARM Accelerator”) is an international global startup accelerator recruitment network in Mainland China, UK, U.S, Israel, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan area, helping startups accelerate development in areas such as VR/AR, Robotics/AI, Smart Car, Smart Healthcare, Smart Home, Smart City. ARM Accelerator is an innovation and acceleration platform featured among ARM’s ecosystem. ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is to create an one-stop platform for China and overseas startups and integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide the customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global promotion and investment matchmaking.
Tianma shows their latest displays and technologies, including their 5.49″ FHD Flexible AMOLED display for the Flexible Smartphones of the future, 8K Tablet display, in-cell retina tablet display, in-cell force touch display, 27″ Transparent display, industrial display, bezel-less displays for Smartphones, new outdoor viewable transflective displays, high-end displays with wide viewing angle technology “Super Fine TFT(SFT)”, prototype of new 3D demo system with high density auto-stereoscopic technology “HxDP”, PCAP wet & glove displays, and new LCD modules designed and optimized for a variety of industrial applications. Tianma (also known as NLT Technologies) is also showing Professional 10bit displays for medical use, Ultra-high luminance displays, 11.3-inch super wide display with high color gamut, thin and narrow frame and more.
Asahi Glass, more commonly known as AGC, one of the core Mitsubishi companies, is the largest glass company in the world, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, here showing their future glass performance at SID Display Week 2017 promoted under the key words “Glass-as-a-platform” showing their advanced glass solutions that they think will help shape the future for the displays industry. AGC Asahi Glass shows the talking window for a future self-driving car with artificial intelligence, coordinating the total experience during travel, they show flexible cover glass, foldable Smartphones, Rollable PC, Seamless design PC, Cover glass for fingerprint authentication, together with the Shoichi Hasegawa Lab, AGC Asahi Glass presents the Optical performance of their Glascene in which high transparency and a good screen gainstand side by side will suitably provide a projected image based on augmented reality. Where the AGC Virtual concierge is effectively put into practice as a projected image on Glascene. Shoko Asahina, an animated character personifying AGC, is the virtual concierge aiming to have a social presence, waves her hand to attract your attention naturally. Together with Yasuaki Kakehi, AGC Asahi Glass presents also the Mirrorge which is a revolutionary display system on mirror for augmented reality. A highresolution display image and a good reflectivity just like an ordinary mirror stand sideby side in Mirrorge system. Mirroge proposes a creative space design and a brand new application in an architectural interior, enabling a new interactive AR (Augmented Reality) installation using high definition images displayed on the surface of the mirror.
3M is a leader in making displays brighter and more energy efficient, thinner and more durable here at the Society of Information Display’s Display Week tradeshow showing their AR/VR ‘Screen Door Effect’ filter, to provide the AR/VR user with an immersive experience without the cost of creating a visual artifact where you can see individual pixels, like looking through a screen door. 3M has developed a new film that is designed to vastly improve this issue. The Screen Door Effect is muted while the overall viewing experience is improved. 3M’s Automotive Displays to prevent driver distraction and improve safety in automobiles, with solutions including a new louver-less film that shows content exclusively to the driver or just to the passenger. Also featured is a new solution for a head-up display that can be seen even in bright sunshine and with polarized sunglasses.
Gamma Scientific Near Eye Display Measurement system is a machine for measuring displays that go into VR headsets, heads up displays, Augmented Reality devices, smart glasses and the like. The device can precisely measure the quality of any display. They claim this system to be the first to offer high spatial resolution color and contrast measurements for near eye displays, addressing the unique testing requirements to point in different directions to various areas in the virtual Image Field of view with the axis of rotation for the measurement optics in the eyebox area. Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.
Focus convergence conflict (AC-conflict or VAC) is the main visual bottleneck of 3D and virtual reality technology. 3D Lightfield technology overcomes the focus – convergence conflict problem. The light field 3D is simple in optical structure, which enables 3D rendering of full-resolution of a light field without a significant increase in the amount of data. The observer can receive real 3D spatial scenes and focus on any depth of the scene. Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.
Six Degrees Space high speed tracking technology has the potential to eliminate the user nausea that is currently one of the biggest barriers to widespread market penetration of VR/AR/MR technology. They are currently developing a revolutionary, high-accuracy, high-speed, inside-out optical rotation sensor for VR applications, working towards a full 6dof product. Locking onto room illumination features, the sensor provides a drift-free bearing output with true sub-millisecond latency. In addition to VR/AR application, the sensor can be adapted to be used in any application that requires a high speed response based on an existing light source. Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.
eMagin Corporation is the first and leading manufacturer of the world’s brightest active matrix OLED-on-silicon microdisplays. eMagin serves a variety of industries and has developed OLED microdisplay technology that enables next generation Consumer VR HMDs, First Responder applications including search and rescue and firefighting, Commercial products including medical imaging devices and Military products supporting ground soldiers, 3D simulation and training, aviation, etc. eMagin was founded in 1996 and has been a leader in advancing OLED microdisplay technology. Their latest breakthroughs include; 2K x 2K microdisplay first demonstrated in 2015 and Direct Patterned Displays with brightness exceeding 4000 nits. Filmed at the SID Display Week.
LG shows their ultra-thin 77” OLED wallpaper display, the thinnest in the world, displays with speakers built-in, and other leading display technology such as the LG Mobile and VR displays such as a bezel-less 5.5″ 4K smartphone display, Plastic Flexible or Conformed OLED displays for upcoming Flexible Smartphones, 31.5″ 4K HDR narrow bezel PC Monitor, 10bit Curved 37.5″ WQHD+ display, 14″ 4K for the laptop market, 31.5″ 8K Display, in-touch systems on 14″, 15″, 23.8″ laptop displays for the 2-in-1 market. LG also shows some automotive displays such as a conformed 12.3″ plastic OLED display, 12.3″ 60% Transparent OLED for the automobile HUD market, LCD and OLED display as a hybrid 12.3 MLD where LCD can be the background and the OLED can show the needle. A 6.13″ mirror display. They also show a 55″ FHD 40% Transparent OLED Display. Filmed at SID Display Week.
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Guillaume Chansin walks us around the SID Display Week 2017 exhibition floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring Samsung, LG, JDI, BOE, CLEARink, E Ink and more. Talking about the state of flexible displays, OLED, Micro LCD, Plastic displays, E Ink, CLEARink, LG’s Wallpaper OLED, Samsung’s Quantum Dot LCD, and more. Check back for many more videos from the SID Display Week, and I am also posting many videos from the latest IDTechEx show over the coming weeks at http://126.96.36.199/category/tradeshows/idtechex/
BOE from Beijing China shows their flexible OLED, plastic displays, which will be used for the foldable and flexible bezel-less smart phones of the future. BOE also shows their 5″ AMQLED Active Quantum-dot Light Emitting Diode display. 3.5″ 4320×4800 ultra high pixel density VR/AR display. BOE iGallery 37″ 8K LCD with 325dpi 100% high color gamut. MLOC and metal-mesh active pen touch technology also with force touch. 5.7″ 4K lower power display. Eye-care display with less blue light. 5.5″ QHD 3D with eye tracking. 13.3″ FHD privacy display. 18.4″ 4K display with 110% Adobe color gamut. 9.6″ HD automotive dual view. 15.6″ Curved plastic display for automotive. 27″ 8K display. Filmed at the SID Display Week.
Google is Enabling rich and immersive experiences in virtual and augmented reality, presented by Clay Bavor (at Google since 2005), Google Vice President of Virtual Reality where Google works to create an efficient and scalable software platform for rich VR and AR services to be powered by high performance, power-efficient ARM CPUs, GPUs, sensors, and where Google is also working with the Display insutry to bring amazing new ultra high resolution VR and AR displays to the market. As you can see in this video of the keynote, at the SID Display Week, Google announced they are working with Sharp to create ultra-high resolution LCD displays for VR optimized for very low lag time. Google also works to create 20megapixel per eye prototype VR and AR displays, amounting to 2.5x 4K resolution per eye. And Google is working with ARM and other companies to bring foveated rendering technology to not require the 100-150Gbit/s bandwith for VR and AR content once the microdisplays have such high resolution, this method involves using a camera to track where the eye is focusing and render a very high resolution of exactly what you’re looking at while keeping the resolution and detail lower for where you are not looking at directly, and doing all that accurately with minimal lag time.
The V5 from VR Pad is the VR headset with a detachable display. The headset features a 5.5″ 1080p display with an actions processor. The V5 sells for $50-60. VR-Pad also has VR heasets which work with smartphones.
HOMMPRO makes several virtual reality headsets such as the Hellopro smartphone virtual reality headset for $30. HOMMPRO also has all in one VR headsets with Rockchip or Allwinner processors which sell for $80 and up in bulk. HOMMPRO also makes 360 camera addons for smartphone with USB Type C.
Allwinner launches their new Allwinner VR9 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760 GPU for higher performance All-in-one VR. 6K VR can render about 6000×3000, thus upcoming VR displays with something around 3000×3000 for each eye. Then Allwinner A63 is Allwinner’s new Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760MP2 GPU with support for 2K displays, on a lower power consuming 28nm process, for longer battery life, to come to the marketing within the next 1-2 months from now. At the Allwinner booth is the Seegene.com Allwinner H8 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 powered Augmented Reality headset with dual 1280×800 OLED micro-displays reflected through a prism for sale for about $1000. Allwinner also shows some of their latest tablets, kids tablets, AI speakers with Amazon Alexa API support, baby monitoring tablet and camera, panning camera tablet, A64 Powered Tablets and 2-in-1 with Android 7.0 GMS tested. The Aikun Morphus X300 having features like the Nintendo Switch but having been released a while before Nintendo. POS machines, the new Allwinner Y10 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 for interactive connected photo frames with gesture control support. All-in-one VR. A64 development board by Occocci, LTE connected solutions with Qualcomm, and solutions for the Smart Assistant Speakers market.
Lode presents Loitor Inertia camera project, an Intel Realsense competitor where the price can be less than $72 for the whole module. Loitor is a 3d camera system opensource that can be packaged to run with an allwinner A83 processor, the motherboard also has a Cypress CY68013 and an STMicroelectronics STM-32 system on board. The camera can recognize 3D space for indoor and outdoor mapping.
Idealoeye makes a 360 Degree 4k Camera for creating 360 degree videos and pictures. Idealoeye 360 contend can used in a special virtual reality headset which has dual 4k screens. The Idealens K2 is an all in one VR 2.5k resolution huge VR headset with built in processor selling for 500€. They also do a huge Dual 4K VR headset.
Dolly360 is a robotic dolly for 360 degree cameras for creating 360 degree pictures and video content. The Dolly360 is mobile and is moved around on wheels like an rc car. There is also a model of the Dolly360 with a Gimbal for image and video stabilization. The price of the Dolly360 is $5,600.
Rakuten Institute of Technology is the R&D organization of Rakuten Inc. in Japan. It is not a subsidiary company of Rakuten Group, but one department in charge of research and development for Rakuten Inc. Areas of research include Natural Language Processing, Multimedia Processing, Data Mining, and Massive and Distributed Computing. Rakuten is the largest e-commerce site in Japan, they have signed a 4-year $200M deal for global sponsorship with Spanish Club FC Barcelona until 2020.