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Collaborative project delivers glare-resistant augmented-reality glasses

Nov. 14, 2016

Santa Clara CA, Bejing, China, and Ra’anana, Israel. HiScene, Inuitive, and Heptagon announced today they have teamed up to take augmented reality (AR) another step forward with HiAR Glasses, HiScene’s next-generation of AR glasses. The companies worked together to develop a complete solution for advanced 3D depth sensing and AR/VR applications that delivers excellent performance even in changing light conditions and outdoors. HiAR Glasses incorporate Inuitive’s NU3000 computer vision processor and Heptagon’s advanced illumination.

The glasses’ AR operating system provides stereoscopic interactivity, 3D gesture perception, intelligent speech recognition, and natural image recognition.

“We are committed to providing the best possible user experience to our customers, and for this reason we have partnered with Inuitive and Heptagon to create the most intelligent AR glasses available on the market,” said Chris Liao, CEO of HiScene. “The technologies implemented provide a seamless experience in a robust and compact format, without compromising on battery life.”

Inuitive’s NU3000 serves AR Glasses by providing 3D depth sensing and computer-vision capabilities. This solution acts also as a smart sensor hub to accurately time-stamp and synchronize multiple sensors in a manner that off-loads the application processor and shortens the development time. “Inuitive’s solution allows Hiscene to provide the reliability, latency, and performance its customers expect,” said Shlomo Gadot, CEO of Inuitive. “With Inuitive technology, AR products and applications can now be used outdoors without the sunlight interfering or damaging their efficacy thanks to cameras featuring depth perception.”

Heptagon provides unique IR pattern Illuminators, which were chosen to handle changing light conditions and plain surfaces. In addition, the range and field of illumination features of Heptagon’s LIMA stereo pattern projector ensure superior lighting and added texture for higher-quality images.

“Our wide field of illumination provides better gesture recognition, and our miniaturization technologies enable ultra-small, high-performance, low-power components for 3D AR/VR applications,” said Dr. Erik H. Volkerink, Heptagon’s chief business officer and executive vice president.

HiScene (www.hiscene.com), founded in 2012, is an augmented-reality company focusing on developing augmented reality technologies and products. In 2015, HISCENE introduced an AR development platform (HiAR SDK) and intelligent interactive AR glasses (HiAR Glasses) in China. Based on the core AR technology, in 2016 HISCENE is launching a complete suite of AR products and AR services, integrating the HiAR fundamental technology platform, content platform, and intelligent terminal.

Inuitive (www.inuitive-tech.com) is an Israeli company founded in March 2012; NU3000 is the company’s flagship product and a solution for 3D depth sensing and CV processing in mobile platforms. Augmented reality as well as virtual reality, drones, robots, and autonomous cars are some applications that can make use of the INUITIVE solution. NU3000 is already in mass production.

Heptagon (www.hptg.com) provides complete, simple and seamless 3D imaging, illumination, sensing, and connectivity solutions powering the Interface of Things and mobile innovation. For more, see “IoT 2.0: The Interface of Things?

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