Debut of AR glasses demo with plastic full-colour waveguide

9th January 2024
Harry Fowle

Cellid has unveiled new plastic full-colour waveguide for AR glasses at CES 2024, where they will also be demonstrated.

The AR glasses are remarkably thin and lightweight, similar to weight and shape of regular eyeglasses. Cellid also showcased the latest Glass waveguide with the world's largest level of 60° field of view and crisp images with superior resolution. Cellid waveguide for AR glasses will accelerate widespread adoption of AR glasses for everyday use versus the current bulky AR glasses/VR headset.

"We believe this is a revolutionary step towards the future and will be the next must-have device after smartphones." said Satoshi Shiraga, CEO at Cellid. "Until now, the weight and shape of AR/VR headsets and glasses have been a challenge for everyday use.Our waveguide (lens) for AR glasses is so light and thin that it can be made for everyday use while providing crisp image.”

Cellid unveiled its first plastic full-colour AR glass waveguide and demo units at 2024 CES, the world’s largest technology trade show in Las Vegas.

While there have been full-colour glass waveguides for AR glasses from other companies including Cellid, this would be the first time that a mass-producible full-colour plastic waveguide with high brightness, efficiency, and an FOV (field of view) of 30 degrees has been developed. The overwhelming lightness and thinness of plastic can develop AR glasses with the same level of shape as ordinary eyeglasses, with clear and vivid images.

At CES, Cellid also introduced the latest generation of glass waveguide. The latest generation has one of the world’s largest FOV of 60 degrees and provides more finer and clearer images, in which Cellid is at the forefront (including plastic waveguide as well).

"We believe that the plastic type, with its lightness and thinness, will be the key product for the future market of eyeglass-type devices. We expect it to be suitable for information notification/display, translation, and directions.” said CEO Shiraga. "On the other hand, the glass type can project clearer images than plastic with a wider field of view, so we believe it will be used in products that provide a high-end image/AR experience."

Cellid is demonstrating both plastic/glass AR eyeglass at CES. In the demo, visitors will be able to experience AR glasses working in conjunction with a smartphone.

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