BOTHELL, Wash., May 6 --Microvision Inc., a developer of light-scanning technology, announced that it has received an order to develop prototype automotive displays, building on work completed in February 2003 under a prior contract. It said at least one of the display prototypes will be introduced at an auto show this fall.
The company also announced this week that it has been awarded a $1.6 million addition to an existing development contract from the US Army's Medical Research and Material Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center for the continued development of a mobile, personal display system for medical applications. The company anticipates delivering its first prototype demonstration units by the end of the year.
The contract supports the Army's development of a mobile medical system that enables military surgical personnel and medics to access and transmit critical medical data via a head-worn display, wearable computer and wireless network. Under the contract, Microvision will design, integrate and test a head-worn, mobile augmented vision system based on its scanned beam display technology to meet the Army's medical system specification.
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