QD Laser, Inc. developed retinal scanning laser displays by using QD Laser’s proprietary retinal scanning projection technology. At Laser World of Photonics 2019 (Munich, Germany, June 24-27, 2019), two prototypes will be exhibited and demoed.
QD Laser has succeeded in developing an innovative new retinal scanning laser eyewear by utilizing QD Laser´s proprietary retinal scanning projection technology. The company has realized very inexpensive and miniaturized laser eyewear by combining its proprietary optical technology named VISIRIUM technology with existing pico-projectors, At Laser World of Photonics 2019 (Munich, Germany, June 24-27, 2019), two prototypes will be exhibited and demoed.
The company realized very inexpensive and miniaturized laser eyewear by combining its proprietary optical technology named VISIRIUM technology with existing pico-projectors.
Launched in 2018, the RETISSA Display is a head-mounted display that is the first product of the commercialization of this VISIRIUM technology. Since its release, it has provided a new vision through Re-defining the Vision TM.
By diverting the existing pico-projector product and the pico-projector built-in smartphone as an image projection engine, the newly developed optical attachment enables safe and wide viewing angle retinal projection. By combining simple optics and commoditized projection devices, the devices offer lower cost, smaller size, and improved convenience.
- Two prototypes to be unveiled this time
By combining a commercially available pico-projector with a unique Maxwell optics system, you can view a high-resolution retinal projection image in a hand-held size. The free focus feature allows you to enjoy an image with a horizontal viewing angle of 40 degrees naturally regardless of the focusing ability.
As a new initiative, RETISSA Handy has been used to train Uran Sawada, a member of the Japan Para Athletic Federation.
Retissa Flex Periscope
The combination of a small projector and an image-propagating optical system with a unique flexible structure enables a retinal projection display to be realized with the glasses in place without interfering with ordinary corrective glasses. The unique image propagation optics developed this time allows the size of parts around the eye to be minimized because there is no electrical circuit around the eyes. As with Retissa Handy above, the image quality does not depend on the user's vision due to the free focus feature. It is a technology that plays a role like an earphone in pico-projectors or smartphones with built-in pico-projectors.
The portability and cost reduction features of the newly developed RETISSA Handy and RETISSA Flex Periscope make it easier for anyone to use a retinal scanning laser display. In the future, the company plans to develop new features such as ultra-small and inexpensive perimeters, early detection of eye disease, self-examination of eye, peripheral vision training, and integration with smartphone applications and smartphone functions.
Starting from this exhibition, the company will gather opinions and requests from various angles, and we will complete the products that are truly required by the market, in terms of cost, function, and design. In addition, it aims at widespread use of retinal scanning projection technology as application product of existing pico-projection.