Panamorph, Inc., a manufacturer of anamorphic projection optics for consumer applications, has announced that it has received a first patent for its new developments in wearable displays.
“R&D for compact, ergonomic, high performance wearable displays has been in Panamorph’s DNA for many years,” states Shawn Kelly, founder of Panamorph.
“For many companies pursuing the multi-billion dollar applications market for VR [virtual reality] and AR [augmented reality], a low-power, high-clarity, wide field yet, compact display solution has been the missing link. We’re excited about how this new approach brings together the latest technologies in magnifiers and waveguides to combine the strengths of both industry developments for everyone’s benefit.”
Panamorph explains that its Modulated SubPupil (MSP) technology leverages eye tracking to turn off light missing the eye pupil center to dramatically increase edge-to-edge image clarity and contrast, while reducing power usage and heat by over 99%. The company has filed multiple U.S. and international patent applications for its technologies with the first patent granted as U.S. 11,493,773B2. While MSP technologies apply generically to different types of magnifiers and lighting systems, a combination of pancake (catadioptric for example) lens and waveguide projector with an LED lighting array is the primary focus.
The company plans to continue developments of the new technologies, including wearable displays in collaboration with license or acquisition partners for ultimate product integration.
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