WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–February, 2014– Kopin Corporation, a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, unveils the Pupil(TM) display module, the latest innovation in display technology for the smart eyewear market.. Companies can begin using Pupil display module in their smart eyewear designs for consumer and commercial applications.
Woman wearing Kopin’s natural looking concept smart eyewear.
The release of Pupil display module builds on the partnership between Kopin and Olympus Corporation, the world leader in ultra compact optics. The Pupil display module integrates Olympus’ miniaturized optics with Kopin’s family of industry-leading micro LCDs to produce the first truly invisible display for smart eyeglasses.
“Pupil see-through optics, with its height smaller than the pupil of the human eye, allows see-through and see-around without obstructing the outside view,” said Yoichi Iba, Senior General Manager of Olympus Corporation. “Kopin’s microdisplays are a perfect match for the Pupil optics to provide the most compact display modules that exhibit vivid and bright images, even under full sunlight.”
Kopin will also unveil its concept smart eyewear designs operated by voice commands and natural speech for consumer, commercial and industrial application. One of the concept designs incorporates the Pupil display module behind the eyeglasses frame to make the display module almost invisible. It also incorporates a speaker design that blends very well with the eyewear. This is the first smart eyewear that looks natural, yet has many of the key functions useful for consumers.
“The market for wearable eyewear is ready to go mainstream with many of the recent advances such as our Pupil display module greatly improving the user experience,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, President and CEO of Kopin Corporation. “The Pupil module is a major milestone as it will help our customers realize the dream of smart eyewear for consumers.”
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset concept systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.