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Augmented reality may be turned on its head with new holographic optic tech

TruLife Optics from London, claims to have perfected a new technology for wearable HUDs.

The efforts of a London, England based company called TruLife Optics could bring a massive revolution to head mounted wearable technology that uses augmented reality in order to provide its display.

This is because the company has designed and created what it calls the ideal optical component for HUDs.

In TruLife’s opinion, the technology that it has developed provides a new and improved form of optical component for wearable tech that uses augmented reality and other types of heads up displays. The creation is both lightweight and small in size. Its use is relatively easy and it can display graphics in full color high resolution before the eyes of the wearer, without causing distortion or obstruction to his or her natural vision. It is also capable of creating three dimensional images.

The key to this technology’s improvement of augmented reality is in the use of holograms.

This particular optic employs two different holographic elements, instead of relying on a transparent screen or a jewel lens. It is also capable of bending light by 90 degrees in order to be able to transfer the image onto a main element that is completely transparent and that has been called a “waveguide”.new augmented reality technology

Therefore, when nothing is being displayed, the complete piece is entirely transparent. It remains that way even when images are being displayed, except in the areas in which the images, themselves, are visible.

There is one holographic display for each eye, which makes it possible for the images to be displayed three dimensionally. They are each about the size of a postage stamp. The full element is nearly 4 inches long, just over an inch wide, and only 0.03 inches in depth.

The technology was developed by TruLife through a partnership that it has maintained with the National Physical Laboratory located in Teddington. This technology is now available for purchase, at a price of £300 per optic. What this means is that companies that are designing their own HUD and augmented reality wearable technology will be able to integrate these optics into their own devices.

Augmented reality display patent bought by Google

The search engine giant has now purchased a portfolio that had previously been owned by Foxconn.

Google has just announced that it has purchased the augmented reality display patent portfolio from Hon Hai Precision Industry at Foxconn, as the search engine giant continues to drive forward in its development of its Google Glass technology.

Hon Hai is currently a major supplier for leading IT brands around the world, including Apple.

It has now sold a portfolio of different head mounted display (HMD) augmented reality and other patents, according to its own news release. The technology involved in the patent portfolio is directly related to the way that the computer generated AR images are superimposed over the view of the real world, said the release. The technique is used in everything from gaming and video devices to tactical displays and aviation, and even simulation and training tools.

The augmented reality patents in the portfolio are directly connected to the type of tech used by Google Glass.

Augmented reality - Google purchases patentOther than this, very few other details regarding this augmented reality patent deal have been released. A spokesperson from Google has declined to make any additional comments regarding the purchase that was made. Neither Hon Hai, nor the company that facilitated the sale, MiiCs & Partners, was available for immediate response to press requests for a comment.

This could be an important addition to the work that Google has been putting into the release of its augmented reality Google Glass product. That wearable device features a head mounted display and is currently available only to a small group of specifically selected testers and a limited group of developers.

This latest augmented reality investment isn’t the only one that Google has made recently. In July, Google invested in a chip maker from Taiwan that manufactures the AR glasses components. It also stated that it would purchase shares in order to obtain an interest worth 6.3 percent of Himax Display, which is a Himax Technologies subsidiary. This investment is geared toward expanding the capacity available at Himax, as well as funding production upgrades. It is that company that produces the Google Glass liquid crystal on silicon chips.