Avegant Raises $12M Financing to Further Develop AR Display Tech

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While well-known for its Glyph head-mounted display (now called ‘Avegant Video Headset’), the company has also demoed a prototype AR headset using its display technologies, which are said to target the consumer market. Image courtesy Avegant.

Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is “a new method to create light fields”

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Avegant , makers of Glyph personal media HMD, are turning their attention to the AR space with what they say is a newly developed light field display for augmented reality which can display multiple objects at different focal planes simultaneously. Avegant claims it’s new light field display technology can do both dynamic focal plane adjustment and simultaneous focal plane display. Avegant Light Field design mockup.

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The Avegant Glyph just got better with latest firmware update

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The Avegant Glyph is a $699 personal home theater that straps onto your face, and it's a great product for privacy and gaming. It's a product that fills a niche that exists between a VR headset and a standard screen. The firmware update released today makes the hardware even better

The Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are Not a Prop but a Real Prototype

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But what you’re looking at is actually a real prototype of an HMD called the Glyph, developed by a company called Avegant. I got to try it myself back in 2013 when Avegant was developing the then yet-to-be-named Glyph, a personal video viewer which doubles as a pair of headphones and is available today for $400. Avegant makes a cameo at Hooli-con | Photo courtesy HBO. The prototype Glyph headset is not the last we see of Avegant on Silicon Valley.

The Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are Not a Prop.

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But what you’re looking at is actually a real prototype of an HMD called the Glyph, developed by a company called Avegant. VR virtual reality goggles vr goggles avegant hbo silicon valley prototypeThe Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are Not a Prop but a Real Prototype HBO’s show Silicon Valley entertains with tales of the pervasive startup culture of California’s San Francisco Bay Area.

A new kind of screen could help computer glasses replace the.

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It doesn’t burn me, because it’s a computer image displayed through a new kind of headset prototype built by Avegant, a Silicon Valley-based startup. The fact that I’m instinctively reacting to a virtual object merely a few inches away from my eyes is the biggest advantage to Avegant’s new technology, founder and CTO Edward Tang told Business Insider. Avegant calls it “light field.”

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Facebook frenzy: new 360 app + live streaming in VR + voice search, our Avegant future looks like Star Trek, ZeniMax and Oculus: the plot thickens, VR companies grew 40% in 2016, investment & funding wrapup, and more… FACEBOOK FRENZY: NEW 360 APP + LIVE STREAMING + VOICE SEARCH. Avegant’s main product is the Glyph, which looks like a pair of Beats headphones that you wear over your eyes to watch videos (any regular ol’ video).

Royole Moon 3D Home Theater Review from CES 2017

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How does the screen compare to the Avegant Glyph? I tried the Avegant Glyph during CES 2016, and the Moon is superior in the size of the screen with far less visible pixels. CES 2017 in Las Vegas and we are strapping an IMAX theater to our head. Of course, this just simulates a curved IMAX screen measuring 800 inches at 20 meters away. Is it any good and should you buy one?

Diving Into Light Fields – Research VR Podcast 39

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For more coverage on the development of Lightfield technology, watch the in-depth story of Avegant’s prototype Mixed Reality lightfield display. On this week’s episode, Ryan Damm sits down with Az Balabanianfor deep dive into a term people use but most don’t truly understand, Lightfield! We cover everything from Lightfield Displays and Cameras, and discuss advantages it brings to the table. This topic’s pretty heavy, so have a notepad around to take notes!

Experience Weightless VR With This Waterproof Headset

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These are the kinds of weightless experiences Stephen Greenwood, director of creative development at Discovery Digital Networks, and Allan Evans, cofounder of headset maker Avegant , are creating with their custom VR headset designed for underwater use. Immersive underwater VR is just a headset and two water wings away. Imagine the sensation of effortlessly floating past the International Space Station as you drift through outerspace in zero gravity.

The AR Show: Designing AR for the Way Our Eyes Work

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This can be said for Avegant CEO Edward Tang. Soon after that, Avegant was born. ” Panning back, the same native thinking that’s behind Avegant’s technology also stands behind Tang’s view of the AR market and the products that will be successful. This article features the latest episode of The AR Show. Based on a new collaboration, episode coverage joins AR Insider’s editorial flow including narrative insights and audio.

Weekly Funding & People Roundup: TheWaveVR Raises $4M, Pluto.

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: TheWaveVR Raises $4M, Pluto VR raises $13.9M, Avegant Raises $13.7, 3) Avegant, a Silicon Valley start-up that creates displays for holographic or “mixed reality” headsets, has raised $13.7M Magic Leap acquires FuzzyCube Software 1) TheWaveVR has released the beta version of its social VR music platform on the Steam Early Access on the PC. The company has also raised $4 million in a new round of funding led by Upfront Ventures.

We Tried an Underwater VR Headset, and it Worked

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Greenwood works in digital production for Discovery and Evans is the CTO and co-founder of Avegant Glyph. In the space of just one year virtual reality has gone from a highly anticipated hobbyist kit, to a commercially available consumer product available at Best Buy. While the overwhelming majority of that is positive, one thing I do find myself missing is the days when one, or two innovators could blow our collective minds with a hacked together prototype.

Lytro is Positioning Its Light Field Tech as VR’s Master Capture Format

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SEE ALSO Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is "a new method to create light fields". Lytro , a leading light-field company, is positioning its light-field capture and playback technology as the ideal format for immersive content. The company is building a toolset for capturing, rendering, and intermingling both synthetic and live-action light-field experiences which can then be delivered at the highest quality playback supported by each individual platform.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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But with Dispelix already producing a printed surface relief waveguide, and with Avegant more recently demonstrating a light-field display (using an even more vintage beam-splitter technique), Magic Leap may have lost much of its novelty. In this article we provide an introduction to near-eye optics, analyze the evolution of waveguides, then narrow the field down to holographic waveguides.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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The unique (and formerly Valve developed) retro-reflective-powered CastAR system gave us a glimpse at one of augmented reality’s possible futures; Avegant turned up with their bizarre yet technically impressive personal media player the Glyph ; PrioVR had their new entry-level motion tracking / VR input system to try. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has served as a good way-point for VR’s progress over the years.