December 07, 2017

Designing cutting-edge dot projectors for 3D optical facial recognition

Designing cutting-edge dot projectors for 3D optical facial recognition

Formerly the stuff of science fiction movies, thanks to Apple leading the pack, 3D optical facial recognition is the future of mobile phones—and that future is now.

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November 22, 2017

Eyes on the road: head-up displays are changing how we drive

Eyes on the road: head-up displays are changing how we drive

Head-up display (HUD) optical technology was initially developed for military purposes, but its use is on the rise in the automotive industry.

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October 27, 2017

Make your virtual reality device a reality, faster

Make your virtual reality device a reality, faster

Virtual reality (VR) technology is reaching far beyond videogames, with applications emerging in such diverse fields as education, medicine, automotive, and meteorology.

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October 23, 2017

Getting drones to market faster: Optical technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles

Getting drones to market faster: Optical technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were first used in the Vietnam War as a safer, less costly alternative to manned military aircraft. Today, they’ve been widely adopted for military, consumer, and commercial uses.

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October 13, 2017

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Early optical design innovations were driven by the military. The submarine periscope and gun reflector sight, for example, were perfected by Irish optical designer Sir Howard Grubb before World War I.

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