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ZEISS Takes Majority Stake in AR/VR Optics Creator Tooz Applied sciences


ZEISS, the German optical techniques producer, introduced it’s acquired majority share of the three way partnership Tooz Applied sciences, an AR/VR optics creator based by Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom in 2018.

Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom beforehand had a good 50% stake in Tooz, which has functioned as a form of AR optics skunkworks for the businesses. Zeiss is now sole proprietor of the startup.

Zeiss says Tooz will live on independently because it focuses on serial manufacturing and visible correction in its imaging techniques, additional calling Tooz its “AR/VR competence middle.”

Picture courtesy Tooz Applied sciences, ZEISS Group

Immediately, Tooz principally creates good lenses that combine curved, reflective waveguides and “invisible” combiners that can be sandwiched right into a imaginative and prescient correction layer.

“Sooner or later, tooz may even equip optical techniques from different producers of AR/VR optics with prescription lenses to put merchandise with an built-in prescription on the worldwide markets,” the corporate say in a press assertion.

“tooz covers particular competencies and applied sciences for design, engineering and manufacturing processes, which counterpoint the prevailing capabilities at ZEISS fairly effectively,” says Gerrit Schulte, Head of Zeiss Ventures. “tooz will profit specifically from manufacturing and course of know-how and the numerous expertise within the approval of medical optics, and is slated to be higher positioned on the worldwide market sooner or later.”

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Whereas Zeiss isn’t a family identify is VR or AR headsets, the Oberkochen, Germany-based firm has produced numerous head-mounted gadgets up to now, together with its Zeiss VR One Plus created within the vein of Samsung Gear VR and Carl Zeiss Cinemizer multimedia glasses. Zeiss additionally creates aftermarket VR prescription lenses, bought by means of VR Optician.


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