CEATEC attracts more than 20,000 visitors each day and we were excited to see the crowd grow larger each day as the tradeshow progressed from October 4-7.
MicroVision’s booth was located in the IoT Town, where we exhibited alongside other companies showcasing technologies that will soon transform our homes, towns, and communities.
Our focus was on demonstrating how our PicoP® scanning technology can be adapted to HUD, 3D sensing with Time of Flight image capture, and short throw projection applications.
Here’s a look at how we demoed each:
Beyond projection, our PicoP® scanning technology enables image capture. We showed this capability using Time of Flight, which is a method our technology supports.
10-degree field of view HUD
Our PicoP® scanning technology is an ideal fit for aftermarket and embedded head-up display applications as it can enable a wide field of view, high contrast ratio, and power efficiency. We had our virtual image 10-degree field of view demonstration unit on hand at our booth showing off the bright image even in the glaring light of the tradeshow floor:
Short Throw Projection
Our table-top mode demonstrator shows how an image can be projected from a very short distance onto the surface the device is sitting on. This mode of projection is great for small group interaction looking at images or video.
Additionally, we shared a section of our space with a Japanese company called Kantatsu that used our PicoP scanning technology to create a proof of concept 3D printer for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
While the demonstration was only a proof of concept and an opportunity for Kantatsu to gauge interest in such a product, it is an example of the type of exploration companies are doing to see how our technology can be adapted to future products.
Following RoBoHoN’s attention-grabbing debut at CEATEC 2015, the charming mobile robot phone product returned this year and was prominently featured in Sharp’s booth, complete with multilingual capabilities – an English speaking and Chinese speaking RoBoHoN were on display at the show together with the original Japanese version.