Avegant teases retinal projection wearable display

The wearable-display wars are heating up, with Avegant releasing the first images of a head-mounted display with retinal projection. Additionally, Yobie Benjamin, former CTO of Citigroup, has signed on as COO.

Avegant retinal projection.
Avegant

We don't know much about it at this point, not even a name, but we do have two small teaser images of what Avegant is promising will be a revolutionary device in the field of wearable displays. It's a head-mounted stereoscopic projector that uses the company's Virtual Retinal Display (VRD) technology, relying on a combination of optics and a micromirror array to project an image directly onto your retina. Unlike Glass, the images will be immersive and stereoscopic, providing a full 3D effect.

Avegant wearable technology tease.
Avegant
The Ann Arbor, Mich., company has also signed on a new COO, Yobie Benjamin. Benjamin was formerly CTO at Citigroup, where he also served as chairman of the Citi Innovation Labs. He'll be speaking about the technology at the Glazed wearable-tech conference in San Francisco today ahead of a planned demonstration of a consumer-ready version at the 2014 International CES in January.

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Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to videogame development. Currently he pursues interesting stories and interesting conversations in the technology and automotive spaces.

 

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