By Cameron Chai
Fraunhofer's unique MEMS devices are a key component for creating a single electro-optic device for Vuzix' next generation HD video eyewear displays.
Vuzix has partnered with the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) for strategic technology development. Previously also, they have collaborated to develop optimized MEMS equipment for virtual and augmented wearable displays. The new collaboration will enable the production of a vital component that combines both optics and display into a monolithic display engine to produce sunglass styled video glasses.
Vuzix receives support from Fraunhofer IPMS to develop HMDs and video eyewear for the international console gaming, defense, and mobile smart phone markets. The specially designed MEMS equipment from Fraunhofer will be crucial for the development of single electro-optic equipment for the company’s advanced HD video eyewear displays. Fraunhofer is collaborating with Vuzix to develop a monolithic display engine by combining optics and display into one equipment. This partnership will meet user's requirements for sunglass styled video eyewear.
President and CEO of Vuzix, Paul Travers, stated that this partnership will help to deliver wearable displays with high-performance, better look and low-cost. Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IPMS, Harald Schenk, stated that the Vuzix electro-optic equipment combined with MEMS technology is capable of close to the eye display solutions. He also added that the innovative display application will utilize IPMS' technology.