Meta Materials introduces the world’s most transparent antenna in corrective lenses for extended reality applications

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ARfusion” platform and NANOWEB® transparent 5G antennas enable immersive mobile XR experiences by combining advanced on-device visualization, 5G and edge-to-cloud data transfers

HALIFAX, N.S. / ACCESSWIRE / June 1, 2022 / Meta Materials Inc. (the “Company” or “META®”) (NASDAQ: MMAT), (FSE: MMAT), a developer of high performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced the technology demonstration in patent pending most transparent antenna in prescription glasses for extended reality (XR) applications at AWE USA 2022 in Santa Clara, CA. Transparent antennas for 5G and other frequency bands will be part of a wide range of features that can be integrated into ophthalmic lenses using ARfusion’s automated lens molding system. META will also make two presentations on June 1st and June 3: Automated lens molding incorporating multifunctional metasurfaces for AR displayswith Dr. Jonathan Waldern, and A renaissance for free space combinerswith Dr. Andrew Mark.

META has developed NANOWEB®, a transparent and highly conductive wire mesh film, which is used to create optically transparent antennas. Antennas can be designed to operate at any frequency and can then be integrated into ophthalmic lenses to maximize transmission and reception, reduce power consumption, and enable 5G bandwidth for edge-to-edge computing. cloud. IDTechEx predicts that by the end of 2032, revenues generated by consumer mobile services will be approximately $800 billion.

“5G paves the way for a fully digitalized and connected world. 5G is redefining and accelerating industries such as automotive, entertainment, computing and manufacturing, and will ultimately change the way we work and live. META’s patented multifunctional nanomaterial solutions are designed to fundamentally improve the capability and performance of XR and other devices, accelerating mass market adoption, enabling more use cases and attracting more users, towards ubiquity,” said George Palikaras, President and CEO.

NANOWEB® Transparent 5G Antenna in ARfusion Smart Lens”

5G connectivity directly delivers several benefits: 100x more bandwidth, 10x less latency, improved display resolution and wide field of view, telepresence for hands-free expert assistance, eye tracking, and seamless interaction with AR apps cloud-based, for example, bringing detailed information on demand to objects in the environment.

“We developed this 5G reference design using a completely transparent printing process, thereby reducing costs. Such a large invisible antenna in each bezel allows for excellent reception, supporting interactive AR audio/video and eliminating the power consumption and the bulk of the additional electronics built into the frame glasses,” said Jonathan Waldern, META’s Chief Technology Officer.

META’s ARfusion” platform combines precision molded lens manufacturing tools with functional nanomaterials. Intelligent technologies, including waveguides, microdisplays, holographic components, liquid crystals and electrochromic foils , anti-fog films, eye trackers, eye glare suppression films and antennas to seamlessly integrate into smart lenses.The “ARfusion” manufacturing process requires a few steps and is scalable, versatile and profitable.

Booth 219, Santa Clara Convention Center
Live technology and product demonstrations
Thursday, June 2n/a11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3rd10:00 – 15:00

Automated lens molding incorporating multifunctional metasurfaces for AR displays
Jonathan Waldern, Chief Technology Officer
Wednesday, June 1st4:35 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mission City Ballroom – Main Stage

A renaissance for free space combiners
Andrew Mark, Director of Photonics
Friday, June 3rd3:05 – 3:30 PM Grand Ballroom H – XR Activation

The price of functional, lightweight, all-day wearable smart glasses remains as elusive as ever. The essential missing component is the optical combiner which must reconcile the conflicting requirements of transparent quality, display performance, lightness, efficiency, prescription compatibility and aesthetics. META’s approach to AR optical combiners is based on a free-space architecture enabled by holographic optical elements. Combined with ophthalmic-compatible ARfusion lens molding technology, the result is a monolithic combiner that delivers extraordinary optical efficiency, transparent ophthalmic-grade clarity, and the prescription and aesthetic properties that opticians, consumers, and regulators expect from eyewear. . -The workshop’s approach to individualization circumvents many concerns about eyebox size and manufacturability.

About Meta Materials Inc.
META® delivers previously unattainable performance, in a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing durable and highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive and clean energy. Our nano-optical technology provides anti-counterfeit security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named Lux ​​Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. To learn more, visit

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