Archive for the ‘MEMS’ Category
September 11th, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing
Seattle is once again hosting this year’s Mobile Future Forward, a gathering of some of the best and most influential minds in the mobile industry to explore the latest trends and innovations that will shape the industry for the next 2-5 years. Hear experts and visionaries from around the world as they discuss, debate and decide what the user experience and applications will look like in the coming years.
For MicroVision, the future of mobile displays can be viewed in 3D. In fact, MicroVision will be demonstrating an early version of its 3D PicoP® prototype at the Visions of the Future session during the event. This technology enables a 3D viewing experience from mobile devices. The company believes that as more 3D content are made available, 3D support will be the next logical step for its future line of laser pico projectors. With this new 3D PicoP® technology, users will have the ability to break free from small screens, and will be able to display 3D content of up to 100-inches in diagonal image size. In addition, MicroVision’s in-motion laser display technology is ideal for high-intensity, action-packed 3D mobile games, providing focus-free crisp images for a truly immersive gaming experience. See it live in action:
When: September 12, 2011
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 , Seattle, WA 98121
For more information about Mobile Future Forward, please log on to www.mobilefutureforward.com
August 16th, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing
When most people hear the word PicoP, they think of laser projectors for business presentations or movies. However, with the help of MicroVision PicoP technology, researchers at the ARTORG Center of Computer Aided Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland are creating a visual display application that can help guide surgeons when performing operations.
Similar to the On Patient Imaging application we discussed in a previous post, this new application uses PicoP technology to create a handheld prototype that projects images of key vascular structures onto the patient’s organs, such as a liver, during surgery.
The concept of image projection to assist in surgical navigation and computer -aided surgery is intended to reduce operation time and help avoid injury to invisible structures during surgical procedures. Prototypes that have been developed in the past often require the surgeon to look back and forth from a screen to the patient, or impede the surgeon’s view all together, or require complicated set up, including constant focusing and calibrating.
To help resolve these issues, the researchers at ARTORG Center of Computer Aided Design used the MicroVision PicoP development kit to create a small, handheld device to project images onto human organs. The small size of the device allows surgeons to easily adjust the image, creating different viewing angles and also ensuring that it doesn’t obstruct the surgeon’s view. Additionally, the PicoP technology provides users with an image that is constantly in focus and can be displayed, without the need to calibrate the device or adjust the focus. The vivid color display also ensures that images are visible on any type of surface, including the liver, among other organs.
We’re eager to see the concept of image overlay in surgical procedures develop over time, and also watch how our PicoP technology will have a direct impact on the efficiency and accuracy of medical procedures. For more information, check out the photos below.
March 31st, 2009
by Matt Nichols
Hi Everybody, I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas for the start of the CTIA Wireless Conference, April 1 – 3. I’m here to conduct a number of media interviews and demos of the SHOW WX pre-production pico projector. As I mentioned in my last blog, I spent the past few days in San Francisco at the Global Press Summit. While in San Francisco, Ian Brown (Microvision VP Marketing & Sales) and I also held numerous media interviews.
Additionally, while at the Global Press Summit, Ian was an invited speaker on an executive panel to discuss the growth of the MEMS industry. Moderated by Patrick Mannion, Chief Editor of TechOnline, panelist from left to right within the photograph include: Mark Martin, Vice President and General Manager, Micromachined Products Division, Analog Devices, Inc.; Vijay Ullal, Group President, Maxim; Ian Brown; Scott Smyser, VP and General, VTI Technologies; and Eric D. Eisenhut, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kionix. (click on photo to enlarge)
A group of about 60 editors heard the panel members discuss the fact that the small micro machines (MEMS) are gaining steam and recognition. Panel members defined applications in automotive, biotech, consumer products, industrial, medical and mobile phones. The panel was hosted by the MEMS Industry Group.
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