January 13, 2023 – Mobeus, provider of video and audio communications tool ‘Airglass,’ and Oblon, an intellectual property law firm, have collaborated on a portfolio of patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other international intellectual property regulatory bodies for what Mobeus considers to be a “new genre” of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR – collectively XR) that does not require any additional hardware such as AR glasses or VR headsets. The collaboration began over two years ago and aims to create a more inclusive and accessible immersive experience.
“Mobeus has taken a step forward in pioneering innovation that will transcend the current hardware limitations for virtual reality,” said Mike Sutcliff, co-founder and CEO at Mobeus. “This portfolio of patents shows our commitment to being a forward-thinking tech company that will help customers deliver superior immersive and interactive experiences.”
According to the companies, the portfolio of patents includes inventions that add a “futuristic gesture-like experience” to the outside of any computer and a “depth-like metaverse experience” to the inside of any computer screen, without the need for an AR or VR headset.
“The first time I tried the prototype comprising the inventions was transformative; the connectedness you feel with your old screen is a new relationship between us and our existing devices.”
– James Love, Partner at Oblon
Mobeus stated that the eventual virtual smart glass technology will enable consumers to see and interact with any existing document, media, website, game, or app in a more immersive way. The result will be an interactive perception of depth surrounding a screen derived from the built-in camera on a device. The company added that the reach of this new path to these sorts of immersive XR solutions will include consumers who have existing devices but might need more hardware to experience current forms of either AR or VR.
James Love, Partner at Oblon, commented: “The first time I tried the prototype comprising the inventions was transformative; the connectedness you feel with your old screen is a new relationship between us and our existing devices.”
The portfolio was developed by an international team of inventors, engineers, and designers. The video above shows an introduction to the technology, in its currently available format of ‘Mobeus Airglass,’ an immersive and interactive experience that mixes meetings and illustrations to provide a sense of depth to the screens of personal computers.
Mobeus will be demonstrating what it refers to as a “new virtual reality genre” using a prototype of the company’s virtual smart glass technology at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from January 16-20.
To learn more about Mobeus and technology solutions, please visit the company’s website.
Image / video credit: Mobeus / YouTube
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