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

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Avegant, the AR display company known for its Glyph head-mounted display , announced that the company has successfully closed a $12M Series AA financing, which will allow them to further develop their light field technologies and “high resolution, low latency, and high brightness” retinal displays. Image courtesy Avegant. The post Avegant Raises $12M Financing to Further Develop AR Display Tech appeared first on Road to VR.

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


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


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).

Diving Into Light Fields – Research VR Podcast 39


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!

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. Though the Glyph was a hit, was the underlying technology the real long-term value driver? or should we focus on what we think is super valuable and push the state of the display technology forward.’

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


Weekly Funding & People Roundup: TheWaveVR Raises $4M, Pluto VR raises $13.9M, Avegant Raises $13.7, The whole point is to help the music industry — usually a laggard in exploiting digital technology — to create new revenue streams. 3) Avegant, a Silicon Valley start-up that creates displays for holographic or “mixed reality” headsets, has raised $13.7M

Charting a Path to Viable Consumer AR Glasses, Part IV

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Part 1 : The two biggest barriers holding wearable displays back are visual quality and device comfort, which hinge on the display and optics technology. Flipping the assumptions on their head implies a new type of display technology is needed, which is no small undertaking.

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

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Lytro , a leading light-field company, is positioning its light-field capture and playback technology as the ideal format for immersive content. SEE ALSO Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is "a new method to create light fields". Despite Lytro’s vision and growing toolset, and an ongoing effort to battle file sizes into submission, there’s still no publicly available demo of their technology that can be seen through your own headset.

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


Waveguides are not a new technology, per se. Waveguide displays are made using the same technology that allows a unidirectional wave of light to be guided down a fiber optic cable. Last year Magic Leap quietly acquired a company called Molecular Imprints, whose proprietary technology is capable of printing micro-ridges, not dissimilar to Dispelix lenses.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Virtual reality has figured prominently at the event in recent years of course, quickly rising to become one of the shows hottest technologies. The following year at CES 2014, Oculus had to share the immersive technology limelight with a slew of new startups who had appeared in the wake of Oculus’ success. With the huge uptick in interest surrounding VR technology it inevitably drew opportunistic businesses to join the bandwagon with minimal work.