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Arovia has created the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (SPUD), the first collapsible display. SPUD allows users to quickly “pop-up” a 24-inch screen (though other screen sizes and many other variations planned) that connects to any of your mobile devices, and then fold it to the size of a book for immediate portability. Our vision is to create a TV-sized tablet that fits in your pocket. SPUD can be conceptualized as a portable projector connected to an umbrella.

Bounce Imaging makes 360/VR throwable tactical cameras for first-responders. The enabling technology for that is highly-efficient, noise-resistant, stabilized panoramic video processing. Instead of relying on traditional SIFT/SURF feature-matching methods, which are computationally expensive and sensitive to image quality problems, we use a training algorithm at manufacture that allows for a pixel-level panoramic reconstruction of a scene in 360/VR that is 200X faster than other approaches.

As 3D information is increasingly incorporated into real-world applications, a major challenge has been integrating depth information with increased resolution. Double Helix’s novel Light Engineering™ technology renders overcomes these limitations, providing improvement in depth resolution where current technologies fail, particularly in near field imaging. Specifically, our sensors dominate the competition for high precision ranging at distances under 30 cm and for objects as small as 20 nanometers.

Intelon Optics is a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of the Brillouin Optical Scanner System (BOSS™), a technology that enables next-generation point-by-point biomechanical imaging of eye structures, extending from the cornea to the posterior part of the globe.

LighTopTech’s new standard in rapid nondestructive high-resolution imaging uses a proprietary biomimetic microscope design with liquid lens technology. This lens dynamically refocuses at different depths inside the sample to nondestructively obtain high-resolution volumetric images of materials.

Lumotune makes Digital Glass, see-through digital displays with glasslike transparency. Digital Glass can show digital content on windows without obstructing views or daylight. It can also turn fully-opaque or -transparent. Content on the displays appear like ordinary opaque-white frosting on glass, making it reflective and easy to read in direct sunlight.

Molecular Glasses has developed an entirely new class of organic semiconductors for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) applications. Our unique materials will reduce power consumption in mobile applications, provide higher display resolution, and reduce cost by material simplification and by enabling lower cost manufacturing processes.

Positive Science uses a combination of hardware and software to enable the easy capture and analysis of eye tracking information in any environment.

Tarsier Optics uses a novel imaging processing technique to provide high resolution long range images free of the distortion caused by heat haze turbulence.

Think Biosolution uses their novel camera based sensors, embedded in partner brand’s athletic attire, to highly accurately measure the users’ heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rate variability with medical grade accuracy and combines this data with information about the users’ speed to report fitness predictors such as vVO2max, heart rate-running speed index, etc. These predictors are then used for recommending personalized coaching routines designed by fitness coaches towards achieving endurance goals.

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