XPANCEO announces successful proof of concept for AR holographic lens testing system

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February 21, 2024 – XPANCEO, a deep tech company that is developing smart contact lenses with XR and health monitoring features, has this week announced a successful proof of concept for what is says is the world’s first augmented reality (AR) holographic lens testing system.

According to the company, this marks a crucial step towards progressing from head mounted devices such as the Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3 to XR smart contact lenses – something that XPANCEO regards as “the next generation of computing.”

The holographic lens testing system allows the replication of AR experiences in diverse contexts such as sports, gaming, and navigation, enabling safe immediate tests of holographic optical elements without the necessity for human trials.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Valentyn S. Volkov, XPANCEO’s co-founder, said: “The primary focus for us this year will be the production of new prototypes and enhancing existing ones, so such an optic testing system is a pivotal step towards the first all-in-one XR smart contact lenses.”

Dr. Volkov added, “This system will allow XR industry players to evaluate parameters such as the field of view, the brightness of a virtual image, the gradient of intensity across the field, changes in image contrast due to different weather conditions, and more.”

XPANCEO hopes that its latest testing solution will help to speed up the development process of its smart contact lenses, and an overall growth in the smart lenses market.

The company noted that there is currently only one other AR/VR testing solution on the market that offers relatively similar functionality to its own newly announced testing system. However this competing solution evaluates only 30% of the “necessary parameters.” This new setup from XPANCEO therefore offers value when it comes to objectively evaluating lens prototypes, ensuring they meet requirements before clinical trials and market launch.

The testing setup from XPANCEO will be able to evaluate:

  • Field of View;
  • The brightness of the virtual image (based on either the projector’s brightness or hologram’s DLE);
  • Contrast, a metric reflecting the ratio of the brightness of the green color of the image to the background;
  • The gradient of intensity across the field (digital image processing);
  • Line and image sharpness;
  • The permissible angle of inclination of a micro projector;
  • Changes in image contrast during various weather conditions.

For more information on XPANCEO and its smart contact lens solutions, please visit the company’s website.

Image / video credit: XPANCEO / YouTube

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