Wearable AR/VR displays have a long history and earlier efforts failed due to various limitations. Advances in sensors, optical technologies, and computing technologies renewed the interest in this area. Most people are convinced AR will be very big. A key question is whether AR glasses can be the new computing platform and replace smart phones? I'll discuss some of the challenges ahead. We have been working on various wearable display architectures and I'll discuss our efforts related to MEMS scanned beam displays, head-mounted projectors and smart telepresence screens, and holographic near-eye displays.
Hakan Urey is co-founder of CY Vision, San Jose and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul-Turkey. He received the BS degree from Middle East Technical University and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology all in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Microvision (Seattle area) before joining Koç University.
He is the inventor of more than 50 issued and pending patents in the areas of novel displays, imaging systems, MEMS, optical sensors, and microtechnologies. His inventions have been licensed by five companies for commercialization and resulted in four spin-off companies. He published about 200 papers in international journals and conferences, gave more than 30 invited talks at conferences, and received a number of awards. He received the prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2013 to develop next generation wearable and 3D display technologies.