The 20th Daegu International Optical Show (DIOPS 2022, hereinafter referred to as DIOPS), hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City (Mayor Young-jin Kwon) and organized by Korea Optical Industry Agency (President Gwang-sik Jin), was held at EXCO in Daegu on the 22nd (Wednesday).
This year’s DIOPS was held for a total of 3 days until the 24th (Fri), and the focus was on revitalizing the stagnant economy through continuous marketing support amid rising participation from domestic and foreign buyers, including the complete lifting of social distancing and easing of regulations on immigration.
The conference programs were greatly strengthened at this year’s DIOPS. During the first day of the exhibition, on the 22nd (Wednesday), the ‘3D Technology Trends and Cases Seminar’ and the ‘Global Optics Conference’ was held. On the second day (23rd), the ‘2022 Optics Innovation Growth Youth Job Training Seminar’ and ‘Convergence Optics Industry Trend and Prospect Analysis Seminar’ took place.
On the 22nd (3 to 5 pm), the ‘Global Optics Conference’ took place to present a new direction for the eyeglass industry and to confirm the future of the eyeglass industry
At the Microsoft booth, which launched their smart glasses HoloLens, Managing Director of Microsoft Korea Kun-bok Lee gave a presentation on the subject of ‘Smart Glasses Application Field’, and ‘Smart Glasses Trend and Trend Analysis’
Kun-bok Lee, managing director of Microsoft Korea, said, “The computing environment is changing as society changes. The computer culture started with personal computers, and subsequently invited the web, mobile, and cloud, and now we are welcoming the next-generation of computing culture called the ‘Metaverse’. In response, glasses will evolve from an optical assistive device to a digital assistive devices in the future,” he said, introducing the role and importance of glasses in the metaverse era.
Director Lee explained that glasses, as a digital assistive device, will ▲ replace smartphones, ▲provide information by recognizing objects, ▲provide intuitive information, and ▲ help digest overflowing digital information.
He continued, “Assistive devices are needed as the real and digital world become intertwined, not only for the virtual world. Realistic content will increase through various interaction methods such as gaze, gesture, voice command, spatial mapping, sound, and coordination systems,” and “Microsoft has developed a device using the retina, making it appear as if the information is unfolding in front of us with a hologram formed on the retina of the eye. Currently, it is being used for testing educational and work training purposes in industrial settings.”
He added, “There is a lot of research and development going into metaverse-related assistive devices, but it is important that we do not solely focus on the development of smart devices. This is because if we prioritize developing the virtual world, it can become too out of touch with reality.” He suggested, “All these technological advances are only intended to make reality more convenient. Therefore, glasses from digital assistive devices should clarify this and ed developed as such.”
Next, an online lecture was prepared by Xavier Bonjour, director of Marketing & Partnership of MicroOLED, a leading micro-display company in France. MicroOLED is leading the ‘Lite AR’ sports eyewear technology ActiveLook, which provides the lowest power display module to the eyewear industry currently in the market.
Xavier Bonjour gave a lecture at the conference on the topic ‘Lite AR – Visual Information Implementation for the Sports Eyewear Industry’.
Xavier Bonjour emphasized that “sports glasses technology provides visual feedback in real time,” and explained that when visual information is presented in an accessible manner, a person can make judgments in an instant. He also said that sports eyewear technology is provided as a tool to help achieve goals. As an example, it can be used for ▲ performance monitoring, ▲ training, ▲ coaching, ▲ biometric feedback, and ▲ indoor and outdoor activities.
Meanwhile, at the exhibition, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City and organized by Korea Optical Industry Agency, △Glass frames △Gunglasses △Lenses △Contact lenses △Optic equipment △Cases & accessories were on display. On-site maintenance training for seven municipal and provincial branches of the Korean Optometric Association was also held as a linked event, along with additional events such as the 4th World Korean Optical Business Convention, Optical Conference, K-eyewear Design Awards, Optometry Demonstration Event, and free eyesight tests.