DigiLens Aims To Improve AR Displays

DigiLens AR display

DigiLens, a display technology firm, has generated $22 million in capital to create a better AR display which will show information on top of transparent glass.

The announcement also shared that they had brought aboard partners including Sony, Foxconn, Continental, and Panasonic.

The company specializes in waveguide display technology that utilizes lenses with etched structures that capture and diffract light projected at the edge of the glass. DigiLens wants to improve upon this with “eyeglass-thin” displays.

Waveguide allows for manufactures to build thinner displays that “bend” light towards the eye based on the lens distortion, however DigiLens will allow the process of manufacturing significantly cheaper according to them.

Wide acceptance of headset AR display is still several years away from being common in the consumer market, so DigiLens is looking at implementing their technology in different areas that it can also be beneficial.

Vehicle use is a big part of what the company is looking at as how to incorporate their heads-up displays. Through use of waveguide displays, a wider field of view across the windshield would be achievable without any additional setup on the dashboard.

DigiLens is also looking at bringing waveguide technology to motorcycle helmets. They have already partnered up with BMW to show off concepts of what can be done with a helmet based HUD.

AR is still a very new market that has not been widely adopted in the consumer market but with technology companies advancing and improving optics, it is only a matter of time before we all are enjoying the ultra slick and cool heads-up display daily.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Xbox Snags MLB The Show for Game Pass and RIP Mario w/ Special Guest LookItsMikeO | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 83

This week Joel and Ben welcome special guest Mike O. from The Gaming Morning Show, and Twitch.tv/LookItsMikeO. They discuss Xbox snagging MLB The Show 21 day and date on Game …

Game Deals

Grab April 2021’s Games with Gold Before It’s Too Late

With spring finally here, we are in a new month for April 2021’s Games with Gold lineup. These titles are downloadable now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for …

Game Deals

Last Week for March 2021’s PlayStation Plus Titles

We’re getting close to the end of March, but there is still some time to download this month’s free PlayStation Plus games. We have a great lineup. So let’s check …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Disaster-cast 2021 and Game Pass Scores Again | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 81

This week, Joel and Ben struggle with technical difficulties and a bad microphone to bring reactions to Xbox Game Pass’ latest day one grab, Outriders. EA Play also makes its …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80

This week Joel and Ben are joined by TheGameFanatics.com and Smooth Burrito’s Trevor Paul, to discuss the latest news on the Xbox/Bethesda Deal, the upcoming Square Enix Conference, PlayStation 5 …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Rumored 4K Nintendo Switch Details & Elden Ring Leaks! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 79

This week Joel and Ben discuss the specs for the rumored Nintendo Switch 4K console. They give their thoughts on why Nintendo would need to make the jump to 4k …