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Lumus OE-31 optical engine could add augmented reality to any eyewear

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The Lumus OE-31 optical engine is a smaller, lower-resolution version of previous Lumus displays that can fit into a wider variety of form factors than traditional augmented reality displays.

Lumus HUD
Lumus HUD

Augmented reality eyewear company Lumus had some impressive technology at CES, and now it looks like the company is trying to integrate its heads-up displays into smaller form factors than the hefty frames we saw there. The OE-31 optical engine apparently weighs 10 grams and is smaller than a quarter, allowing it to fit into ordinary frames or goggles. Unlike the 720p glasses from CES, this sensor displays only a 640 x 360 screen, but the image clarity looks similar to that of some other products we were shown.

The demo videos at the source link also show a new UI that includes text messages, games, and a web browser. The videos don't include any interaction with the display, so we're not sure if these are actual planned features or just a concept for potential Lumus partners to build off. The company hasn't announced whether anyone has licensed its display technology, but the OE-31 looks like a step towards something that could be integrated into actual eyewear. Now we'll just have to see if it can compete with whatever Google's developing.