— Name: IOF Fraunhofer Institut
— Type: Research and Development in Optical Systems
— Location: Jena, Germany
— Website: https;//www.iof.fraunhofer.de
— Cooperation: Business Partner
— Company activity: Research & Development for KaraSpace and RelEyes
The IOF Fraunhofer Institut is a long time partner of the KaraSpace Lab and later the RealEyes Lab to develop the 3d Integral Imaging technology patented by Konstantin Roggatz in 1998. It lead to successfully marketed products in the advertisement industry.
Many optical subsystems of the new KaraSpace AR-Glasses will be developed together at the IOF Fraunhofer Institute, as soon as the financing is secured.
The business model, how the Fraunhofer Institute is working together with the German Industry is the blueprint of the the way the KaraSpace AR-Consortium is working together with all the related AR companies. The joined development of the companies may only be used by the KaraSpace Consortium for the AR-Glass industry. But all the companies can use their developed technology for many other use cases and industries.