Posted: Mon, July 6, 2020
From lasers and holograms to electron microscopes and contact lenses, some of the most significant technologies in everyday use have been made possible by aspects of optical science. New research and breakthroughs continue to advance knowledge and expand the applications of optics; this blog takes a look at some recent advancements.
Posted: Mon, June 15, 2020
We take a look at some of teh latest VR headsets. Continuing development of hardware and technology are making VR experiences more immersive and interactive than ever before, and putting the cost of systems within range for the mass market.
Posted: Tue, May 19, 2020
To create microLED displays, the process starts with epitaxial crystal growth. The selection of materials and/or methods used to build individual microLEDs can have a significant impact on down-stream display efficiency, color quality, and integration. This post takes a look at some microLED materials challenges—and some recent breakthroughs in creating red microLEDs.
Posted: Mon, April 27, 2020
Since their emergence in the 1980s, laptop computers--whether notebooks, tablets, or 2-in-1 style--have become an essential piece of technology for many millions of people. We'll take a look at the history, development, current state, and future of the laptop, and how to ensure the quality of laptop displays.
Posted: Mon, April 20, 2020
Coronavirus has forced many organizations to rethink how they operate, find new ways to connect employees, and shift to remote work. This has driven up use of online platforms for communication and virtual activity. With this virtualization, AR and VR technologies are being put to use in creative new ways.
Posted: Mon, March 30, 2020
Display industry predictions have all been saying that 2020 would be the big year for 5G, and it looks like they were right! Networks are rolling out around the globe, new 5G-enabled phones are launching. In this post we look at the potential impact of 5G on display devices like phones, televisions, and AR/VR headsets.
Posted: Mon, March 16, 2020
Automobiles are getting smarter with new driver assistance systems that help us back up, park, avoid collisions, and more. Automotive headlights are also getting smarter, as sensor systems combine with new LED and other illumination technologies to adapt to variable driving situations. Ensuring these new headlamp assemblies meet industry standards and function as designed requires specialized lighting measurement solutions.
Posted: Mon, February 24, 2020
Facial recognition is rapidly moving into many areas of our daily lives: controlling access to smart phones and devices, improving home security, enhancing automotive safety, and more. Many of the newest facial recognition applications and products were on display at CES, along with some discussion of consumer privacy concerns that accompany growing use of the technology.
Posted: Mon, January 20, 2020
Increasing digitazation and other medical trends have interstected with the boom in consumer handheld and mobile electronics to create a new landscape for medical display devices in both clinic settings and for patient home use. We look at the quality considerations for these types of displays.
Posted: Mon, January 13, 2020
Machine vision has begun to overlap with augmented and virtual reality. Not only does machine vision provides pivotal environmental and user information to the AR/VR system, these technologies are also cooperating to enable enterprise operations in industrial manufacturing, assembly, design, and training. New entprise AR/VR applications are bringing together camera systems, near-IR eye tracking, gesture recognition, and other machine vision capabilities.