SSH aspects will be considered in all stages of the project by using a dual approach with an interplay between Human Driven Design and multidisciplinary system engineering through iterative prototype testing.

POPULAR will develop all critical components, namely ultra-low power microdisplay with related optics and electronics, innovative Holographic Lens Mirror, as well as application software, and perform the integration into eyewear prototypes. Demonstration will be achieved by performing end-user tests with the prototypes in 3 realistic use case scenarios: outdoor sports, healthcare, and logistics.

The consortium is a unique combination of cross-functional experts, representing the entire value chain. It consists of 10 partners from 4 EU countries, including 4 RTO/ACA, 3 industrial companies of which 2 SMEs, and 3 use-case partners. In addition, an Advisory Board of stakeholders and ethics experts will guide the POPULAR consortium during the main steps of the project.

The innovation provided by the project provides a unique chance to the European industry becoming a leader in a growing market of ARE, building on its worldwide leadership in the Eyewear industry and its strong R&D and Innovation capabilities. Through the project demonstrations and the continuous support of the Advisory Board, guidelines covering user, design, market and societal requirements will be developed, supporting deployment in real scenarios.

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  • Develop ultra-low power (< 8mW) and high-luminance (target is 10 000cd/m²) RGB colour OLED microdisplay devices, optimised for their integration with the holographic lens mirror of SO 2, and manufacturable on MODs existing OLED deposition line.​
  • Develop a high-performance holographic material and design and fabricate customizable holographic lens mirrors compatible with any type of corrective lenses (clear lens, sun or photochromic tint, myopic or hyperopic or progressive lenses), with, for the wearer, a comfortable vision of a contrasting virtual image adapted to his visual acuity, without disturbance of real-world vision or eye glow.​
  • Perform eyewear system integration with enhanced AR performance (1000 cd/m² RGB colour), reduced size (<8mW).​
  • Create societal acceptance and motivate stakeholders and users for adoption, reaching >80% of acceptance of potential users, including people with disabilities and older persons; 90% of user satisfaction.​
  • Demonstrate at TRL5 the short-term deployment potential and scalability of the proposed solutions/prototypes validated in realistic scenarios especially in healthcare, logistics and outdoor sports sectors. ​

partners / contact

EssilorLuxottica

[ ESS ]

France

Mathieu Feuillade

Mathieu Feuillade

MICROOLED SA

[ MOD ]

France

Xavier BONJOUR

Xavier BONJOUR

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

[ IBV ]

Spain

Andrés SOLER

Andrés SOLER

UNIVERSITE DE HAUTE ALSACE UHA

[ UHA ]

France

Céline CROUTXE-BARGHORN

Céline CROUTXE-BARGHORN

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

[ UA ]

Spain

Andres MARQUEZ

Andres MARQUEZ

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV

[ FEP ]

Germany

Bernd RICHTER

Bernd RICHTER

TECH 2 HEAL

[ T2H ]

France

Fabrice PAKIN

Fabrice PAKIN

FEDERATION FRANCAISE D'AVIRON

[ FFA ]

France

Christine GOSSE

Christine GOSSE

UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.

[ MUL ]

Poland

Aneta ANDRZEJCZYK

Aneta ANDRZEJCZYK

SAMODZIELNY PUBLICZNY ZAKLAD OPIEKI ZDROWOTNEJ CENTRALNY SZPITAL KLINICZNY UNIWERSYTETU MEDYCZNEGO W LODZI

[ CSK UM ]

Poland

Joanna BARDEN

Joanna BARDEN

COMERCIAL ORBEL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA

[ ORBEL ]

Spain

Rogelio PARDO

Rogelio PARDO

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No101135770 . This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Start 01/01/2024
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