John Fan, CEO of HMDmd’s technology and manufacturing partner, Kopin Corporation, will participate in the second segment of the three part webinar series- AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smart Glasses Starts Now – The Present.” The second webinar is on May 12, 2021 at 12.00pm ET. Kopin’s press release on the webinar trilogy is here:

Kopin To Participate in the Second Segment of the Three Part Webinar Series – AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smartglasses Starts Now – The Present

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of transmissive and reflective active matrix liquid crystal and organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays used in military, enterprise, industrial, medical and consumer products, today announced that its CEO, Dr. John Fan, will participate in the second of a new webinar trilogy entitled “AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smartglasses Starts Now – The Present”.

“AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smartglasses Starts Now – The Present”

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  • Part 2: AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smartglasses Starts Now – The Present
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET
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  • Part 3: AR and VR: The Paradigm Shift to Smartglasses Starts Now – The Future
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET
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In the first webinar, Dr. John Fan, CEO of Kopin Corporation talked about past efforts to create AR/VR solutions and lessons learned from some of these high-profile efforts. You can view the recording of this webinar HERE or by visiting Kopin’s website at

In part two, Dr. Fan will tackle the present state-of-the-art, profiling some interesting successes, and the key elements of those successes. He will pronounce that the tipping point has arrived in some markets and that we are fast approaching widespread adoption.

In part three, Dr. Fan will look to the future of AR/VR smartglasses, offering a roadmap to successful product development needed for the complete platform shift. In ten to fifteen years, this ecosystem can grow to a trillion-dollar market..

Note: each webinar requires a dedicated registration

Dr. Fan is uniquely qualified to present his vision of the AR/VR journey having worked to develop AR and VR solutions for 30 years, starting with Kopin’s pioneering work for DARPA on microdisplays and systems.

“Kopin has been an innovator in the AR/VR space for a long time and I have seen many successes and failures,” noted Dr. Fan. “So many elements must come together to offer a compelling AR or VR solution and we technologists can get too impatient or too aggressive in making the big leap. Or, we get lost in the lab working on individual separate pieces and lose track of the bigger picture. This webinar series is designed to take a step back from the technical details and look at AR and VR in a broader, more holistic, historical and aspirational perspective,” concluded Dr. Fan.


This webinar is being hosted by the GoToMeeting service. Once you register, you will receive an email with the login link. Reminder emails to registered attendees will go out 1 day and 1 hour prior to the event. The webinar will be a live presentation followed by audience question and answers. It will last 45-60 minutes. We will record the entire webinar including the question and answer session and make it available for video-on-demand playback about an hour after the event. A link for the video-on-demand playback will be sent to all registered attendees.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small Active Matrix Liquid Crystal displays (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, a variety of optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at


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HMDmd to participate at BIOMEDevice 2019 in San Jose with Live Demonstration on Dec. 4.

Developing a Wearable Display for Surgeons (Live Demonstration)
Cameras and screens have been used to augment surgeons’ vision for years, enabling them to see magnified surgical sites for greater precision. But as helpful as on-screen technology can be, it can also be challenging ergonomically as surgeons struggle to operate comfortably while moving around to look at the screens. Working closely with surgeons, HMDmd. CEO John R. Lyon and Senior Vice President Allen Newman developed a medical-grade head-mounted wearable display that uses 3D and high-resolution OLEDs to improve visualization and ergonomics for surgeons during surgery. Both John and Allen will take a deep dive into their development journey, clinical utilization, and live demo of the display.

BIOMEDevice San Jose, Silicon Valley’s leading event for medtech professionals, will focus this year on digital health solutions and related technologies. Throughout the two-day event, a series of sessions, presentations, panels, and case studies will be presented by industry innovators and thought leaders, addressing healthcare’s growing convergence with digital technologies, how to accelerate these product’s speed-to-market, and finding the resources to scale. With the spotlight on digital health technologies including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, wearables, and much more, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and network with the leading minds driving meaningful advancements in healthcare. BIOMEDevice San Jose will take place December 4 and 5 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.