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Verifocal VR KIT RECEIVES
CES INNOVATION AWARD

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WE SOLVE THE FUNDAMENTAL
FLAWS OF VIRTUAL REALITY

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We build software+hardware to
eliminate sensory conflicts

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Do you feel sick in Virtual Reality?

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HEADACHE

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EYE STRAIN

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NAUSEA

You are not alone. These side effects are common, especially after prolonged use. Today’s headsets are plagued with eye strain, visual discomfort, and low image clarity that slow down mass adoption. This has to be solved before VR/AR can become the next computing platform.

The Problem

The Problem

The Problem

Today’s headsets create sensory conflicts that confuse the human visual system.

Head-mounted displays trick the user’s brain into perceiving depth by showing different images to the left and right eyes. However, they cannot make the eyes refocus at different distances because they use static optics and a fixed focal plane.

This is known as the vergence-accommodation conflict, a fundamental flaw in today’s Virtual and Augmented Reality. It limits their use to short experiences and constrained content.

The Verifocal™ platform

Lemnis Technologies has developed Verifocal™, a new platform to control the focus dynamically in a head-mounted display and eliminate the vergence-accommodation conflict.

Combining cutting-edge research with hands-on experience, our scientists and engineers have built software and hardware that enable, for the first time, dynamic focus and large field-of-view in compact head-mounted displays.

Core Software Layer
Core software layer
Reference Hardware Design
Reference hardware design
Evaluation Kit To Order
Evaluation kit to order

How it works

Our varifocal platform generates a varying focal plane that adapts in real-time. Using eye tracking to measure the user’s gaze direction, it identifies the optimal focus and adjusts the optics dynamically. This approach eliminates the vergence-accommodation conflict and increases user’s comfort – independent research from Stanford and Berkeley confirms it!

How it works

Our varifocal platform generates a varying focal plane that adapts in real-time. Using eye tracking to measure the user’s gaze direction, it identifies the optimal focus and adjusts the optics dynamically. This approach eliminates the vergence-accommodation conflict and increases user’s comfort – independent research from Stanford and Berkeley confirms it!

How it works

Our varifocal platform generates a varying focal plane that adapts in real-time. Using eye tracking to measure the user’s gaze direction, it identifies the optimal focus and adjusts the optics dynamically. This approach eliminates the vergence-accommodation conflict and increases user’s comfort – independent research from Stanford and Berkeley confirms it!

Integration Services

Our varifocal platform turns any VR headsets into varifocal displays. We offer customization and integration services to OEMs and ODMs – contact us at sales@lemnis.tech.

The benefits

Reduced VR Discomfort
Reduced VR discomfort

Correct focus cues consistent with natural viewing

Prolonged Use
Prolonged use

Making VR viable for business applications

Simplified Content Creation
Simplified content creation

No more stringent guidelines for placing objects in a virtual environment

Correct Depth Perception
Correct depth perception

Essential for precision applications

Focus Possible On Near Objects
Focus possible on near objects

Enabling hand manipulation and close object inspection

Virtual Reality Without Eyeglasses
Virtual Reality without eyeglasses

Tailored experience taking into account
the eyeglasses prescription of the user

Our Team

The Lemnis team is made up of experienced scientists and engineers from some of the best academic institutions in the world – MIT, Brown, ETH Zurich, Inria, NUS, NTU, KAIST; and who have experience building for some of the most innovative companies – Disney Research, Philips, NEC. Together we have
written over 60 international publications; we’ve done all the research to make you feel comfortable in VR/AR.
Join the team.

We are backed by global investors such as Wavemaker Partners and Entrepreneur First.

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Dr. Pierre-Yves Laffont
Co-founder, CEO
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Dr. Ali Hasnain
Co-founder, COO
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Dr. Jean-Charles Bazin
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At Lemnis Technologies, we build the core technology that will drive next-generation headsets and make VR/AR viable as the next computing platform. For press inquiries, contact press@lemnis.tech.

Varifocal VR: New headset prototype shows the direction

The industry has learned from the first eyewear generation that the technology is not yet good enough for the mass market. The variable focus is a step in the right direction.

Verifocal™ Virtual Reality Headset Wins CES 2019 Innovation Award

This prestigious recognition honors Lemnis Technologies’ pioneering work on computational displays and sets the bar for visual comfort and image quality in future VR, AR, and MR headsets.

Emerging Hardware and Software Technologies Support Professional VR/AR Applications

Lemnis is seeking to be part of the solution by making VR and augmented reality (AR) experiences more like normal, real-world perception. “Our goal is to make your eyes focus just like they do in reality.”

Lemnis Technologies Announce Platform For Reducing VR Sickness

Lemnis Technoogies is launching its new product at SIGGRAPH 2018, where attendees will be able to test the first headsets with Verifocal technology, and place orders for the evaluation kits.

Lemnis To Showcase Varifocal VR Platform At SIGGRAPH 2018

Lemnis Technologies wants to beat Oculus to the punch with varifocal VR technology. The company today announced that it will launch a new software and hardware platform simply named Verifocal at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver next week.

Lemnis Technologies to Exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2018

Lemnis Technologies’ Verifocal™ is a new software and hardware platform that works with the human eye to fix the vergence-accommodation conflict, creating a more immersive and comfortable VR experience.

Lemnis Technologies Aims to End VR Sickness with Verifocal™

Verifocal™ adapts to the human eye to reduce eye strain and lets users see more naturally in virtual reality

A Better Visual Experience

When the Eyephone made its debut in Silicon Valley in 1987, it was meant to be the wave of the future.

Entrepreneur First unveils the 12 startups of its inaugural Singapore cohort

The solution developed by Lemnis helps users receive the same visual cues that they do in the real world but in VR.

Meet the 12 startups from Entrepreneur First's Singapore program

Lemnis Technologies says it’s building the core tech that will power the next generation of virtual reality headsets.

Virtual Reality Without Eye Strain
Virtual Reality without eye strain

Contact us

Reach us via email at contact@lemnis.tech, or follow us on LinkedIn.