Computer displays are becoming increasingly portable and personalized--a boon for the emerging mobile video market. More and more consumers watch video on mobile devices, for example by downloading movies from the internet or recording videos with their smartphones. But the market won't really take off until the quality of those videos improves significantly. This is especially true for augmented-reality glasses, which are set to become a major driver of the mobile video market--as well as for the multimedia industry in general, including for industrial and medical applications.
The Moovi project aims to develop the next generation of augmented-reality glasses using the same OLED displays as those used for mobile video. What will set these glasses apart is their core technology, which will let product designers combine exceptional visual comfort with high-quality images and wireless operation--all seamlessly integrated into slim, lightweight specs. More specifically, project engineers will develop: - Augmented-reality glasses with associated optical functions like image generation, ophthalmic correction, and optical surface treatment; - A WVGA OLED color display on a tiny, low-power integrated circuit, along with the technology bricks to eventually achieve HDTV resolution.