Last week, we attended the Laser Expo to showcase the capabilities enabled by MicroVision’s patented solution for projected display and image capture. The annual event is part of a larger Optics and Photonics International Exhibition (OPIE) held in Yokohama, Japan that attracts over 5,000 visitors a day.
We had steady traffic from the opening bell on Wednesday, May 18 to the closing playing of “Auld Lang Syne” at 5PM on Friday, May 20 as we demoed a wide array of devices that highlight the broad spectrum of applications for our PicoP scanning technology.
Smart Projector with Android TV
The bright tradeshow floor lighting didn’t prohibit this small projector from creating a large, vivid picture.
Tabletop Mode Projection
Projecting a large, clear, and bright tabletop image from close by is quite the feat. We showed off this achievement using our dual mode projector and had visitors looking all over to figure out where the picture on the counter was coming from, not realizing it was from the small device just inches away from the image itself.
3D Depth Sensing
Not only does our solution enable projected images, but it can scan and capture images as well.
Virtual Image 10-degree field of view HUD
While this demo was created for an automotive HUD, it’s representative of the see-through virtual image that our PicoP® scanning technology can create for augmented reality applications.
We also showed off examples of commercial products that incorporate our technology, including Sharp’s RoBoHoN, which went on sale in Japan this week.
The mobile robot phone product charmed many of our booth’s visitors!
We weren’t the only exhibitors showcasing products with MicroVision’s technology. Just two booths away, another company was using Celluon’s PicoPro to play videos.
The Laser Expo is an excellent venue for MicroVision to meet with companies representing all levels of the ecosystem that are vital to commercializing our technology: From laser diode and optics suppliers and potential licensees for scanning engines, to end product companies looking for new core technologies to enable future products. We took full advantage of this opportunity and held a number of meetings throughout the show, in addition to engaging with the flood of visitors to our booth.