January 30, 2020 – SA Photonics, a provider of photonics solutions for military and commercial applications, has announced the release of its SA-62/E augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) with electronic see-through, and almost no peripheral obscuration. The AR display provides high contrast, bright imagery even when viewed outdoors, as well as full occlusion of objects that are behind other objects, according to the company.
The video processing system, developed in partnership with SL Process (Paris, France), has low latency and provides simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), as well as hand tracking. The video can be stored for review or shared with teammates.
SA Photonics states that the eyepieces of the SA-62/E were specifically designed to have less than 10% obscuration of the entire human visual field, allowing users to interact with people and other objects, while still affording safe operation given that users can still see their feet and the ground.
Dr. Michael Browne, SA Photonics’ General Manager, commented: “The SA-62/E provides a seamless transition between the real and augmented worlds. Our system will provide great benefits to users who require occlusion and operation in high ambient brightness environments.” Stan Larroque, CEO of SL Process, added: “We are excited to integrate our low latency video processing, SLAM and hand tracking architectures with the SA-62/E HMD. I believe this will be a revolutionary AR display.”
The SA-62/E HMD will be demonstrated at the SPIE AR/VR/MR Conference in San Francisco on February 3-4 in Booth 9.
Image credit: SA Photonics
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