We see a new reality
Our AR glass can change our view of the world.
There’s a whole new reality waiting for us – things in front of us that we can’t yet see. Bicycling directions without looking down. Critical oxygen levels displayed right on a firefighter’s helmet. Equipment status on a manufacturing employee’s safety glasses. A patient’s vitals pulsing on a surgeon’s headset.
Augmented reality (AR) glass will reveal it all.
When these realities open up, the magic starts, says Xavier Lafosse, Corning Advanced Optics commercial technology director. The magic is AR glass’ ability to bring us together.
“I get really excited because AR could really connect people,” Xavier said. “Imagine a group of teenagers working on a school art project – a 3D model of a sculpture – all from different parts of the world. Wearing AR glasses, they can collaborate on a physical structure, virtually, and then make it a reality with a 3D printer.”
In AR, an image is superimposed over the user’s field of view – think, for example, of how scrimmage graphics appear on a football broadcast, or how a paint company can allow DIYers to preview a new color in their room with an app.
With an AR wearable device, an image is projected through glass and diffracted off optical gratings. This requires more than just your average piece of glass, and Corning has a highly specialized solution.
With the release of their new 2.0 high-index glass composition, Corning’s Advanced Optics business is pushing the progress of AR and mixed reality (MR) diffractive waveguides for consumer devices. The new 2.0 glass technology will present headset wearers with larger and clearer digital content for a more engaging and immersive experience – delighting customers when it was unveiled at the SPIE conference in January.