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June 6, 2019 1:24 pm

Lenovo’s Latest Virtual Reality Headset Features Technology by Israeli Startup Lumus

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A virtual reality headset. Photo: Public domain.

CTech – Lenovo Group has used technology developed by Israeli augmented reality (AR) company Lumus in its new ThinkReality A6 headset, Lumus announced Thursday. The headset, unveiled by Lenovo last month, weighs 380 grams and offers Full HD resolution for each eye and a field of vision of 40 degrees.

Headquartered in central Israeli town Ness Ziona, Lumus develops and produces transparent AR displays built with a technology reminiscent of optical fibers. The company was founded in 2000 by Yaakov Amitai, a former executive at Israeli defense optics company ELOP, which merged with defense technology company Elbit Systems in 2000. Lumus has raised $51 million to date, from investors including Alibaba Group, HTC, and Taipei-listed Quanta Computer, according to Pitchbook data.

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