Opportunities for real Innovation in HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) increase as new enabling technologies become available, but also as existing tech matures.
We’ve worked on the design and engineering of head worn displays and haptic devices for more than 25 years and have witnessed incremental improvements which may soon be delivering to the long awaited wider market.
The advances that make the tech more than just usable, but a pleasure to use, include of course miniaturisation, lightweight, latency, graphics resolution and speed. Even 1/1000 sec latency can make the user feel motion sickness. Instantaneous, near zero latency may be around the corner with event cameras for example, but for now as ever, the most impact on user experience can be made by maximising the potential for current technology through Innovative design and construction, clever integration of control electronics, excellent ergonomics, together with positioning of large and heavy components, weight distribution on the one hand, and delightful graphic interfaces with bulletproof, crystal clear logic on the other.