With a consumer focus, the team will develop their displays to deliver compelling augmented reality experiences.
The startup Avegant, which launched the Glyph headphones with retinal projection and presented last year its augmented reality viewer with light fields technology, has captured a round of funding from $ 12 million led by Walden SKT Venture Fund, China Walden and former investors. The capital will be used to accelerate the development of its Light Field technology to create “compelling augmented reality applications”.
“The consumer AR industry faces major challenges in developing displays that have the following characteristics: high resolution, small form factor, large field of view, light fields and low power. The industry is excited about our unique solutions to these technical challenges, which will enable previously impossible AR experiences,” says Ed Tang, CEO of Avegant.
Earlier this year, the company focused its efforts on its next generation of consumer-oriented display technologies. The current research is based on what they showed last year with light fields and their retinal projection screens.
Avegant started the shipments of the kits for developers of its light field viewer in October of last year, being one of its advantages to be able to focus objects at different distances (variable focus).