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Laster Technologies is a technology company based near Paris, France that develops augmented reality eyewear. The company was founded in January 2005 by a group of experts in optics and visual image processing at CNRS (Centre Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique). Laster Technologies' patented technology is advertised under the trademark EnhancedView.
Laster Technologies products include eyewear devices coupled with software enabling man-machine interface functions such as gestural recognition, digital image correlation and tracking, and voice recognition. Potential applications for these products include defense and security, industrial maintenance, medical data monitoring and imaging, navigation, and sports.
In September 2006, the company won a research grant for the development of a prototype demonstrator for augmented reality in French Museums. It worked on this project with four partners: INRIA, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University and Naska films. In July 2009, the company presented the augmented reality experience “Observe the Earth in 3D” at the inauguration of the permanent exhibition Explora, “Objective : Earth” at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. A projected video of Earth globe was placed at the center of a semi-circular table. Visitors are placed around the table and wear Laster glasses which allows them to see the Earth globe and overlay of virtual satellites around the Earth.
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- US 8976084, Hamdani, Rachid & Liu, Zile, "Portable augmented-reality head-up display device", published August 12, 2010
- "EnhancedView Technology Description". Laster Technologies. 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2015.