REDMOND, WA  — Radiant Vision Systems won a Silver-level award in the “Lighting, Lenses, and Optics” category at the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation during The Vision Show in Boston.

Radiant’s AR/VR lens was recognized by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

The Radiant Vision Systems AR/VR lens is an optical component that can be mounted directly to a Radiant ProMetric imaging photometer or colorimeter for measuring the quality of near-eye displays (NEDs) integrated within virtual (VR), mixed (MR), and augmented reality (AR) headsets.

The lens features compact hardware and an aperture design that simulates the size and position of the human eye within headsets. Using wide-field-of-view optics, the lens enables the connected imaging system to capture a display field of view to 120 degrees horizontal, covering the average scope of human binocular vision and the field of view of most AR/VR devices.

“As displays are viewed nearer to the eye, defects are magnified. Issues with uniformity of brightness and color, dead pixels, line defects, cloudiness, and image position in NEDs more easily impact the user experience,” said Radiant Chief Solutions Officer Doug Kreysar. “Inspecting for these defects is challenging for today’s display test systems because of the need to measure NEDs through head-mounted devices. Standard optical components position the camera’s aperture too deep within the lens enclosure, limiting a camera’s ability to capture the wide angular field of view of the display without occlusion by the headset hardware.

"The Radiant Vision Systems AR/VR lens features a completely new optical design with aperture at the front of the lens, enabling positioning of the imaging system’s entrance pupil much closer to the NED, at the human eye position within the headset. We are honored to receive Vision Systems Design’s Innovators Award in recognition of this engineering effort, which provides the first commercially available solution for full-field-of-view imaging of displays as viewed within AR/VR headsets.

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