Innovega has created eMacula, a wearable display system that includes a patented disposable soft contact lens (“smart lenses”) and a range of display eyewear (“smart glasses”). This combination system allows us to meet a wearer’s parallel demand for light-weight stylish eyewear and access to high-quality media. The eMacula micro-lens optics make 100 degree+, high-resolution display eyewear possible.
Many companies have attempted to incorporate large conventional optics into even larger headsets or to employ challenging waveguide nanotechnology and electronics to deliver useful display eyewear. Their struggle has derailed forecast growth of AR/VR. Heavy, obtrusive, and hot headsets or eyewear with a narrow display can negatively impact a wearer's viewing experience. Innovega’s proprietary contact lens and eyewear designs help overcome challenges that historically prevented light-weight, stylish, high-performance display eyewear.
Our business model allows established contact lens manufacturers to deliver to the market the eMacula contact lenses. Likewise, our model allows multiple manufacturing and distribution partners to commercialize our display eyewear configured for many applications or use cases. Discussions are underway with partners with many use cases in mind.
Innovega has an opportunity to license its broad patent portfolio and trade-secrets; to control supply of key components; and to commercialize its “know-how” to contact lens manufacturers and display eyewear partners around the world. Our patented portfolio of Enhanced Retina Technologies covers the system of contact lenses and smart glasses and key sub-systems including eye-tracking. These innovations are protected by Innovega’s twenty-six filed patent applications, thirteen granted U.S. patents, and trade secrets relating to lens-processing-based nanotechnology.