Wearable computing IP becoming more important
Way back in July 2020, Vuzix made an announcement that caught the attention of techies, business leaders and investors. The company’s patent portfolio had grown from 90 to 166 in just three years.
That number was impressive. But the past 12 months has set a new benchmark, as the company has registered over 40 new patents over the past 12 months.
This brings the total of revolutionary tech advances to approximately 210.
Fashion forward wearable display technology was taking off. Helped along by global lockdowns (Smart Glasses help us navigate physical distancing protocols), more use cases were being established with each passing month.
Today, Vuzix is proud to announce that over 40 new patents have been added to our portfolio in the past year.
- Many of these patents concern optics and wearable technology. Although Vuzix isn’t obtaining medical technology patents, healthcare professionals are benefiting from these recent advances.
- Service technicians are benefiting greatly from Smart Glasses, as the hands-free devices make it easier for field workers to monitor task info and compile reports, among a host of other benefits
- Waveguide technology on Vuzix M4000 and Vuzix Blade devices has set the standard for huge field of view, see-through displays backed by high-powered image processing. Simply put, they give users a jet pilot’s see-through HUD.
Vuzix President & CEO Paul Travers poses with M-Series Smart Glasses. The company’s patents are already impacting operations in a number of industries, including construction
Going patent happy
Vuzix’s portfolio features intellectual property that could accelerate the growth of companies and industries that incorporate these findings.
Just as the space race produced tech advances we take for granted (including memory foam and modern firefighting equipment), the pandemic shed a spotlight on wearable display tech.
The patents filed by Vuzix could have benefits that extend well beyond their initial purpose.
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