iOptik™ Key features: The key feature of the iOptik display is the enhancement of the wearer’s vision by giving the ability to focus on media that is placed very near to the eye without affecting normal vision. This vision enhancement allows the wearer to view near-eye microdisplays as easily as viewing real objects at normal distances. This vision enhancement eliminates the need to mount large optics into the video eyewear. Removing these optics allows for compact and stylish eyewear products. It is this architecture’s ability to deliver very large and rich HD/3D digital content without disturbing one’s normal vision and from a compact and stylish format visionthat distinguishes the iOptik from all other wearable displays. The stylish iOptik™ form-factor is distinguished from all other display architectures.
Competitive advantage: These unique iOptik™ features deliver rich, high performance media from a conventional eyewear design. Both media quality and eyewear style and comfort are “must have” customer satisfiers if video eyewear is to be accepted as a mainstream product. We describe this achievement as “breaking the media bottleneck” and believe that those interested in accessing rich, mobile media will judge the Innovega platform as highly compelling.
By contrast, traditional Head Mounted Display (HMD) architectures based on macro optical components are bound by an unbreakable relationship between field of view (screen size) and eyewear bulk.
The figure below shows the relationship between existing-technology, head mounted display “bulk” and image size or field of view. As the field of view increases, the size of the display increases geometrically. As indicated in the chart, the iOptik display system breaks out from this relationship by delivering almost any required image size from a fixed and conventional eyeglasses form-factor.