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Enabling See-through, Wearable Displays 

Seeing through. Seeing beyond. Offering a new way of living, working, communicating and viewing content (including Internet, email, video and video games) anywhere and anytime, Lumus-enabled displays take vision to the ultimate level by redefining what you see on the go: 

  • Super large high resolution screen anywhere you look, anywhere you are 
  • Video content and information in the blink of an eye
  • Simultaneous connectivity to what you want to see & what you need to see
  • Opening your eyes to whole new world of Augmented Reality
  • Enabling natural-looking, discreet, lightweight, and portable eyewear

Lumus products for the consumer market consist of:

  • Wearable Display Development Kit
  • Optical Engine module (for OEM)

Wearable Display Development Kit


To facilitate and expedite the design and experience-building process for OEM customers manufacturing Lumus-enabled products, Lumus offers a development kit. In addition, Lumus offers its reference design material which includes industrial, mechanical and electrical designs. These elements aid in stimulating design ideas and enable OEM customers to benefit from Lumus' experience in solving critical challenges and reducing time-to-market. 

DK-40
Lumus has developed a fully comprehensive wireless, stand alone dev kit: the DK-40. The monocular system consists of a small form-factor VGA resolution optical engine providing a 25° FoV, onboard OMAP processor running Android, embedded 9DoF motion sensor, 5MP camera. Enabling direct image overlay over the wearer's main line-of-sigh, coupled with the motion sensors and camera, the DK-40 enables True Augmented Reality capability. Additionally, the unit comes with an SDK to program the onboard AP and a client program that enables an Android phone to serve as a wireless remote control and mobile network back channel.  

With a socially aesthetic look, light weight and ergonomic comfort, the DK-40 enables maximum wearability and provides both OEMs and select developers with an ideal platform for Wearable Computing and AR.
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DK-32 
Lumus is offers its high resolution development kit the DK-32 to select OEM customers. The kit consists of a binocular set of the OE-32 Optical Engine modules embedded in a prototype frame with electronics, enabling the display of 720p resolution in 3D and receiving HDMI input. 


 
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Optical Engine Module (for OEM)

Lumus' primary strategy for the consumer market is to provide its Optical Engine module to the world's leading device manufacturers. Currently available as a sub-assembled Lumus Optical Engine module, it enables manufacturers to incorporate their unique branding, industrial design, and electronics to bring to market their own distinctive, Lumus-enabled products. The Optical Engine module is comprised of Lumus’ core optical components:
  • LOE
  • Micro-display Pod
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LOE 
The Lumus Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) is a unique, ultra-thin lens design that embeds miniature, see-through elements in front of the eye. This patented, disruptive technology overcomes the inherent thickness of conventional optics and displays large, high resolution and full color images in front of the eye. Image content from any portable digital device is projected into the side of the LOE. As the image travels to the center of the lens, it is reflected into the eye via embedded see-through elements which create the effect of viewing a large screen, like watching a 87" screen from a distance of 10 ft. Providing a large screen to small portable devices and enabling the overlay of information over one's real world view, the see-through LOE is in a class of its own.
 

The LOE offers the following benefits: 

  • Ultra-thin form factor (1.6 mm), enabling flexibility in aesthetics, weight and design
  • True see-through, enabling a natural look and a range of applications
  • Reflective optics providing a pure, unadulterated image
  • Large eye-motion, enabling wearer to see image even as eyes move
  • Expandable Field-of-View (FOV) without increasing the thickness of the LOE
The LOE technology at a glance

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Micro-Display Pod 
The Lumus Micro-Display Pod is a mini projector embedded in the temple of the eyeglasses that receives the image content from a video source and projects it into the LOE. Each Pod includes an LCD and light source subassembly which receives image content and power typically from a mobile device. The Pod offers the following benefits: 

  • Small form factor, enabling discreet positioning of Pods in the temples of the frame and the design of natural looking and stylish eyewear
  • Optimal weight distribution achieved through positioning of the Pods on the sides, thereby eliminating the awkward, uncomfortable and unhealthy front-heaviness typical of conventional personal displays where the weight is centered in front of the eyes, creating nose and neck strain
  • Stereoscopic imaging using a dual-display configuration, allowing Lumus-enabled products to offer a 3D viewing experience
  • Viewing comfort possible through the dual-display configuration which enables full control over the angle of convergence – the angle at which the images viewed from each eye converge into one, thus enabling the mind to perceive one coherent image appearing at a distance. With this angle optimized, wearers can comfortably view content for hours without any fatigue or dizziness.



Optical Engine Modules:
 
OE-32
Specifications
Display format 
720p 1280 x 720 pixels 
Field of View 40°
Virtual screen size Equivalent of 87" screen at 10 ft away; 870" at 100 ft away
Eye motion box 10 x 8 mm
Display color Full color 
Transparency 
>78%
Brightness 
>1,000 FtL
Contrast ratio >250:1
Eye relief 
22 mm
Weight 26g
LOE thickness 1.6 mm
   

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Seeing through – seeing beyond

Lumus’ unique see-through display engines enable the optimal solution for situational awareness when viewing content. While they display a huge screen which appears even larger over distance, the see through capabilities still offer the transparency necessary to know what is going on around you, eliminating the effects of fatigue or dizziness. Similarly, the translucent screen enables you to perform other tasks while maintaining constant hands-free connectivity to critical information.

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Unmatched benefits for mobile display viewers
Lumus’ breakthrough LOE technology offers a range of unmatched benefits in the world of mobile displays:

  • Unobtrusive, natural look and feel of regular eyeglasses, which can be worn all day, even when screen is off
  • Huge expandable screen with image appearing even larger over distance
  • Situational awareness enabling watching on the go while seeing what's going on around you
  • Hands-free flow of critical data keeping you constantly connected no matter what you are doing 
  • Personal and private screen allowing discreet viewing of video and data anywhere
  • Augmented reality content overlaid on what you see enabling revolutionary applications


Typical applications

  • Enjoy a TV show or video alone, at home or on the go
  • Catch the news while on a break
  • Never miss a broadcast of your favorite sports
  • View critical content (emails, text messages, attachments or Internet) inconspicuously during meetings
  • Work from anywhere without taking out your laptop
  • Give a speech without looking down at notes
  • Watch stock tickers throughout the day
  • Play a video game anywhere in 3D combined with Augmented Reality
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