Paris, FR and Sunnyvale, CA - [May 29] - Today, Wisear, a provider of neural interface-powered earphones, and DigiLens, a leading manufacturer of advanced augmented reality (AR) devices, announced a strategic partnership aimed at establishing their position as leading providers of AR solutions for organizations and frontline workers. The partnership will be officially unveiled at the Augmented World Expo (AWE), the world's largest AR/VR conference, taking place in Santa Clara, California, from May 31 to June 2.
Augmented reality (AR) technology is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool for improving the safety, efficiency and productivity of frontline workers in a variety of industries. By overlaying digital information on the real-world environment, AR solutions can enhance collaboration, communication and decision-making in critical situations. However, to fully realize the potential of AR, it's essential to have secure and seamless interfaces that enable workers to interact with the technology in a natural and intuitive way. This is where Wisear and DigiLens come in. The two companies have formed a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class AR solutions for organizations and frontline workers, leveraging DigiLens' newest ARGO smart glasses and Wisear's neural interface-powered earphones for seamless AR control. Together, they are poised to establish themselves as leading providers of AR solutions for the next generation of frontline workers across various industries.
By combining DigiLens' advanced AR headworn glasses or headsets with Wisear's neural interface-powered earphones for seamless AR control, organizations can benefit from better collaboration and communication, efficiency and safety. For example, with the integration of Wisear and DigiLens technologies, field service workers can access crucial information and guidance without having to physically handle devices or take their eyes off the task at hand, improving safety and efficiency. Similarly, healthcare professionals can benefit from hands- and voice-free interaction with patient records and imaging tools, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and increasing the speed of diagnosis and treatment.
“DigiLens and Wisear share a common vision of using cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the way frontline workers work,” said Chris Pickett, CEO of DigiLens. “We believe that our ARGO smart glasses, coupled with Wisear's neural interface-powered earphones, will provide frontline workers with the tools they need to work seamlessly and safely.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with DigiLens to bring our neural interface technology to the forefront of the AR industry,” said Yacine Achiakh, CEO of Wisear. “Together, we are building the future of seamless AR control for frontline workers, and we cannot wait to demo the potential of our joint solution at the AWE.”
DigiLens will introduce the ARGO smart glasses, which provide hands- and voice-free interaction for optimal enterprise XR solutions to the public at AWE. Wisear is developing the first-ever smartphone earphones powered by a neural interface, offering high-speed, private and accessible controls - planned to launch in 2024 following on-site testing with select trusted partners. Both products will be available for purchase through DigiLens and other retail channels.
Visit booths 427 and S50 at the AWE to experience DigiLens and Wisear products firsthand.
Wisear is on a mission to invent the next generation of human-computer interfaces. The deep tech start-up develops neural interface-powered AR/VR products so that users can seamlessly interact in their augmented and virtual worlds, thanks to high-speed, private and accessible controls. Wisear was founded in 2019 by CEO Yacine Achiakh and CTO Alain Sirois. Before embarking on this joint venture together, both co-founders worked at Criteo in San Francisco, California, where Achiakh scaled AI-based products to $100M per year as Product Manager and Sirois led a team of data scientists. The company is proud to have been recognized as an honoree at the CES 2023 Innovation Awards and have received the first-ever AccessABILITY award.
DigiLens is a global leader in headworn industrial smartglasses, holographic displays and waveguide technologies. The company has developed a patented optical platform and photopolymer technology that delivers best-in-class solutions using a unique, low-cost, contact-copy manufacturing process. DigiLens enables OEM partners to design and build XR-enabled devices for the global automobile, enterprise, consumer, avionics, and military industries. Based in Sunnyvale, California, DigiLens investors include industry leaders like Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Diamond Edge Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Alsop Louie Partners, Optimas Capital Management, 37 Interactive Entertainment, UDC Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Universal Display Corporation, Niantic, Inc., Sony Innovation Fund, Dolby Family Ventures, Continental AG, and more.