The Lumus DK-50 AR Glasses Attempts Breakthrough In Augmented Reality
Augmented reality has also come a long way in development, having a similar timeframe with developments seen in virtual reality. Optical display technology developer Lumus has unveiled its DK-50 development kit at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 held last January, showcasing the most advanced augmented reality optics technology available to date.
A stand-alone augmented reality display dev kit that uses InfinityAR marker-less AR tracking technology, the DK-50 provides an immersive AR experience. The DK-50 glasses are equipped with twin stereo cameras and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which gives AR app developers full access to real-time mapping and tracking, for the creation of augmented reality applications limited only by the developer’s imagination.
These pair of AR glasses not only project an overlay directly on the wearer’s field of view, but also provides the following advantages: it renders real-time mapping of the environment and complete freedom of movement in all directions, has the widest fully transparent field of view available at 40 degrees, and it is binocular with 720p HD resolution. The DK-50 is also equipped onboard with Qualcomm® Snapdragon processor running the Android mobile operating system. Moreover, a SDK and Android application is available for the DK-50 that turns any mobile phone into a remote control, allowing mouse-like interface, smart glasses application launcher, access to settings, and much more.
The enabling optical technology within the new DK-50 is the Lumus Optical Engine, which consists of the patented Light-Guide Optical Element (LOE), a reflective waveguide and the Micro Display Pod, a miniature projector. Together they create the virtual image of a transparent, full-color projection over the wearer’s surroundings, seamlessly blending digital content into the physical world. Wearable eyeglass displays built with this breakthrough technology can now be compact and comfortable for the first time.
Lumus is an augmented reality company working on AR eyewear with smart capabilities. The company has developed certain enabling technologies for see-through wearable displays, and its AR technology has been widely adopted by many consumer tech companies and smart eyewear makers. Along with the commercial application of its technology, Lumus AR tech has also proved its presence in the medical, military, aviation, and logistics industries where optical technology has a high usage.