Google buys AR glasses company North To help build an ambient computing future

The Verge - Ashley Carman

Jun 30, 2020, 12:27pm EDT

L.A. Chapter of SID Technical Meeting Remote broadcast

Head & Helmet Mounted Displays and Focals Smart Glasses

by Dr. Juan Russo, Luminit LLC. Director of R&D.

Head and helmet mounted display (HMD) technology has been actively developed by Luminit since its creation in 2006. The development started as part of the U.S. SBIR government-sponsored programs and has since resulted in the successful commercialization of holograms in the first consumer electronics AR device. Luminit is the developer and manufacturer of the holograms that enable the Focals by North (first generation). In this presentation, substrate guided and free space HMD geometries and some of their key differences will be described.

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June 4th, 2020, 6:00 PM PST

After a year with North’s smart glasses, here’s why I’m all-in on Focals 2.0

Slash Gear - Chris Davies

Apr 10, 2020, 9:29 am CDT

Display Components of the Year Award: Luminit’s Transparent Holographic Components(R) for Motorcycle Head-up Display

Luminit’s THC(R)s are the first mass-produced, volume holographic components to be utilized in displays. In the REYEDR product, the holograms are integrated into a novel, non-planar waveguide, offering improved ergonomics and industrial design relative to conventional, flat, waveguide optics. THC enables HUD systems with a virtual image, eliminating the need for eye accommodation while riding or driving. Luminit’s roll-to-roll mass production of volume holograms allows THC to enter the market at a cost point consistent with consumer electronics pricing for augmented reality.

May 2017


Holographic Applications in Solar-Energy-Conversion Processes

Author(s): Raymond K. Kostuk, Juan Manuel Russo, Deming Zhang, Jose Manuel Castro, Shelby D. Vorndran

Published: 2016

PDF ISBN: 9781510602120 | Print ISBN: 9781510602120