About the Challenge
The 2019 SPIE Student Optical Design Challenge is aimed at improving multiple aspects of the optics in head-mounted displays (HMD), in either smart glasses, AR, MR, or VR forms. Over $50,000 in prizes available, and the challenge is open to any full time student registered at an academic or research institute, performing their work either in an academic lab, a research institute, or at an internship in an external company. Applicants have a choice of working on any optical system, sub-system, or even technological building block to enhance AR, VR, or MR experience in an HMD device.
For a limited time, access the winning papers and posters from the Student Optical Design Challenge at SPIE Photonics Europe 2018. Read the rest of the papers from the DOID Student Optical Design Challenge for VR/AR and MR poster session as well.
First Place Winners:
by Ori Avayu, Ran Ditcovski, Tal Ellenbogen (Israel)
by David Dunn, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Qian Dong, Henry Fuchs (USA)
by Zhujun Shi, Federico Capasso (USA)
Second Place Winners:
by S. Thiele, P. Geser, H. Giessen, Alois M. Herkommer (Germany)
by Shuaishuai Zhu, Peng Jin, Wei Qiao, Liang Gao (China and USA)
by Miaomiao Xu, Hong Hua (USA)