Lumio’s past technological advancements, conceived in 2000 by Amichai Turm and Boaz Arnon, were focused on two primary areas:
- Low cost, high resolution sensing technologies
- Miniature, efficient projection technologies
This combination enabled us to provide breakthrough virtual interfaces in a wide variety of configurations and applications. In March 2002 Lumio introduced the VKB at CeBIT, Hanover, with immediate success.
Lumio’s sensing modules were miniature, custom designed infra-red sensing units and ground breaking algorithms that mapped user interactions in a two dimensional plane and converted any inert surface into an interactive touch sensitive area/screen. Modules were available in a variety of resolutions and configurations from simple, low resolution key/button event applications to high resolution, high speed graphical input of handwriting recognition.
Lumio’s projectors were based on sophisticated Laser Diode based diffractive optical elements and high efficiency LED based projection engines, both tailored to generate large images at short throw lengths and strongly oblique angles. These images, whether static or dynamic, served as an output reference for the virtual interface. We also were involved in development, together with the Fraunhofer Institute (ISIT), of a laser based MEMs micro mirror projection technology small enough to fit into a cell phone form factor.
Lumio’s 2D sensing, and diffractive optical Projection technologies combined to bring a Virtual Interface (keyboard) to a cell phone
These technologies allowed us to enable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) to a wide range of applications in markets as board ranging as Consumer Electronics, Medical/Healthcare, Industrial Automation, Automotive, general Touch Screen applications and Electro-Domestics.