Akonia Uses Holography To Create Transparent Augmented Reality Display

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The company now plans to use holography to make inexpensive transparent displays for augmented reality smartglasses. We’ve used lenses for hundreds of years, and we hope holography will give us a new way to manipulate light.”. Akonia is not unique in its attempt to use holography in this manner. Because holography has one huge benefit: It can manipulate light while being perfectly invisible, which is exactly what is needed in an eyepiece. AR hardware akonia holograph

‘HOLOSCOPE’ Headset Claims to Solve AR Display Hurdle with True Holography

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RealView claims to be using real holography to solve a major problem inherent to AR and VR headsets of today, the vergence-accommodation conflict. According to the Wikipedia entry for computer-generated holography , one of the simpler algorithms to generate the required interference patterns, Fourier transform, is only able to create holograms of 2D images. Details remain to be seen, but any advancements to computer-generated holography would be highly welcome.

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Sony Unveils ‘Spatial Reality Display’ with Eye-tracking for Glasses-free 3D Viewing

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Light Fields News holography light fields sony sony spatial reality display spatial reality displaySony recently unveiled Spatial Reality Display, a 15.6-inch 4K panel that includes both eye-tracking and embedded lenticular lens array so users can view 3D content with the naked eye.

Forget AR glasses. Augmented reality is headed to your windshield

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Cars Features AR Augmented Reality holographyFrom the ashes of big AR startups like Magic Leap and Daqri, Envisics hopes to deliver the world's first truly useful augmented reality system -- in your car.

Here Come The Holograms

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News AR AR Holograms Holograms Holography Mixed RealityIt won’t be long before 3D holograms are part of everyday life. In virtual reality, the more realistic the digital world, the greater the demand for fidelity. The greater demand for fidelity, the greater the demand for bandwidth. Nothing is more demanding than cinematic realism. We expect photo real worlds to have absolutely perfect fidelity. This is why realism in VR always involves a sterile space station or a desert planet.

What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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AR Development AR Headset Augmented Reality Augmented Reality Games Holography Microsoft HoloLens Apps Microsoft HoloLens Compatible ar apps ar games capitolavr microsoft hololens nintendo pokemon go pokemon go augmented reality pokemon go on hololensPokémon Go , the latest “AR” infused sequel to the classic Nintendo franchise is sweeping the world on mobile phone platforms. But what would it look like running on a dedicated augmented reality headset?

Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Founded in 2012, Colorado-based Akonia Holographics claims to have 200 patents focused on holography, specifically pertaining to storage and optics. The company says their ‘HoloMirror’ technology “[uses] a fundamentally different approach than thin holography or surface relief gratings, [allowing for] for dramatically higher performance than any holographic element in the past.”

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Apple Beta Code Reportedly Reveals AR Headset Field Of View

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In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Code found in iOS 13.1 beta 3 reveals the field of view of three Apple AR devices, according to a Twitter user who posted a video of the device simulation testing mode. There is some fun data in ARDisplayDevice.framework too. Franc device has 61° FOV (47° by 40°), Luck has 58° (46×34), and Garta — 68° (49×47).

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Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Set To Launch 2019

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My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” tour will feature never-before-seen performances by Zappa. It’s no secret that legendary musician Frank Zappa was one of the most talented performers to ever grace the stage. Alongside his music, Zappa also gained notoriety for his work as a composer, activist, and filmmaker.

iOS 13 Code Confirms Apple AR Glasses & Spatial Interface Launcher

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In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Last week, MacRumors reportedly found references to iPhone-connected AR glasses and a spatial launcher interface for them. This week the final iOS 13 build was released to developers which confirms the report. The confirmation was made by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who found a ReadMe file explaining how to test AR apps on iOS. The iOS 13 GM also comes with a readme file (!)

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Leaker Claims Apple Glass Coming As Soon As Late 2021, Targeting $500

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In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Rumors surrounding Apple-branded eyewear seem to emerge with regularity and that’s been the case for years, with a range of supposed target dates, prices and features. Back in November, for example, The Information reported on a presentation given by Apple to around 1000 employees, in which Apple eyewear was apparently slated for 2023.

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Report: Internal Apple Code Suggests ‘Garta’ AR Device, ‘StarBoard’ Spatial Interface

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In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Code reportedly found by MacRumors in an internal build of iOS 13 suggests Apple is working on iPhone-connected AR glasses and a spatial launcher interface to use them. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. StarBoard. iOS is the operating system of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch.

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RED’s Hydrogen One Smartphone Is “The World’s First Holographic Media Machine”

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We just added holography and stereo 3D for good measure.” What’s a billionaire named Jim Jannard to do after founding and selling Oakley’s for $2.1 billion then creating a state-of-the-art Hollywood-caliber camera manufacturer in RED Digital Camera? Create a phone that can power holograms and doesn’t need a headset for AR or VR, that’s what, apparently. Today RED announced the Hydrogen One smartphone.

Microsoft Research Reveals New, Slimmed Down AR Glasses

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” The researchers methodology here is “built on the principles of Fresnel holography and double phase amplitude encoding with additional hardware, phase correction factors, and spatial light modulator encodings to achieve full color, high contrast and low noise holograms with high resolution and true per-pixel focal control.”

Apple Patent Filing Reveals Wide Field Of View Foveated AR Display Concept

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In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. A patent application filed by Apple offers a look at the company’s ideas for wide field of view foveated augmented reality display technology. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. Based on our reading of the patent the idea appears to be a direct evolution of Akonia’s technology.

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Report: Apple Targeting 2022 For Oculus Quest Competitor, 2023 For AR Glasses

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One of The Information’s sources, who has seen the prototype, describes it as looking like “high-priced sunglasses with thick frames that house the battery and chips” In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Apple may release a VR/AR headset with rich mixed reality features in 2022 and then lightweight AR glasses in 2023, according to a report from The Information.

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Spatial Makes Holographic-Style Virtual Meetings A Reality On Oculus Quest

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After using Spatial, however, I’m optimistic that some great company or companies will make it happen in the not too distant future, and that holography and mixed reality will subsequently become as viable for working from home as desktop and laptop computing are today. I’m not often at a loss for words, but as I re-entered the real world after my second holographic media briefing this month, I realized that I was struggling to speak or type.

Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Akonia was working on novel optics for AR based on holography. Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. The report cited issues making the device light enough as well as its high production cost. But is this really true? And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In late 2017, Bloomberg reported the company was working on AR glasses for release as early as 2020.

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Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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Akonia was working on novel optics for AR based on holography. An extensive patent application filed by Apple could provide insight into their plans for AR glasses. The patent describes interactions in augmented reality. The glasses in the text are described as being powered, and controlled, by a smartphone. Notorious Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported today that the glasses would be an iPhone accessory. He claims they will go into production as early as Q4 of this year.

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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations

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Oblong’s technological and design trajectories build on 15 years of foundational work at the MIT Media Lab, where Underkoffler was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, optical and electronic holography, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Dean Takahashi's GamesBeat events are the type of events you want to skip work for. You may get to talk Rick And Morty with John Underkoffler.

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Before founding Oblong, Underkoffler spent 15 years at MIT's Media Laboratory, working in holography, animation and visualization techniques, and building the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room Systems. Dean Takahashi pretty much said during his panel at the last GamesBeat summit that you are 100% better off skipping a day or two of of work in order to go to one of the events he puts together. He is absolutely right!

Xbox Cofounder Seamus Blackley Takes R&D Post at AR Firm Daqri

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Daqri is working with Blackley, who was originally a theoretical physicist before he started making games, and his team of physicists at Heat Engine in Southern California to explore applications of optics and holography in something that Daqri calls Software Defined Light. Among them was using holography to do instantaneous 3D printing.”.

A HoloArticle

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Here is an update on my quest to stay on top of all things “holo:” HoloLamp and RealView “Live Holography.” According to the Wikipedia entry for computer-generated holography , one of the simpler algorithms to generate the required interference patterns, Fourier transform, is only able to create holograms of 2D images. Details remain to be seen, but any advancements to computer-generated holography would be highly welcome.

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

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SEE ALSO 'HOLOSCOPE' Headset Claims to Solve AR Display Hurdle with True Holography. 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. Most of today’s AR and VR headsets have something called the vergence-accommodation conflict.

Exclusive: How NVIDIA Research is Reinventing the Display Pipeline for the Future of VR, Part 1

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Our innovation on virtual experiences includes technologies that you’ve probably heard a bit about already, such as foveated rendering, varifocal optics, holography, and light fields. Virtual experiences through virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are a new frontier for computer graphics. This frontier state is radically different from modern game and film graphics.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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Medical holography is a truly magical use case of Microsoft HoloLens. Ivan Zubritskiy. Image courtesy Program-Ace.). One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. By revolutionizing the way we perceive reality-altering solutions, the technology that stands behind HoloLens is as fascinating as it is complex.