Core 77 Design Awards 2018: Covestro Materials Prize Awarded to Mira Prism AR Headset

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Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards annually celebrates the richness of the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners.

This year, the award for Covestro Materials Prize was won by Mira Prism Augmented Reality headset. Covestro will be exhibiting at the WT | Wearable Technologies Show 2018 MEDICA on November 12-15.

Mira Prism, an affordable AR headset, provides Augmented Reality anywhere without the need for plugs, computers or wires. Mira Prism is sleek, wearable device that seamlessly integrates a phone as the engine and delivers a fully-immersive AR experience, and it retails at less than $100.

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What makes the Prism standout from other AR headsets from the likes of Samsung Gear VR and Google DayDream, is that it doesn’t block one’s entire field of view.

Multiple users can interact in a game and make eye contact throughout, all while still watching the real world around them in full resolution.

The headset is designed by combining hard and soft materials for structure and comfort while the lenses affixed with magnets allow them to be easily detached and carry.

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The neoprene canopy accommodates multiple phone models, removing the need for extra adaptors or wires. The Prism is the first of its kind.

Exceptional experiences still remain expensive and isolated in the growing VR market. However, the rapidly growing AR market with its broader applications help people in many ways without the need for existing VR solutions.

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The Mira Prism AR headset is affordable. While many traditional AR systems require purchasing expensive equipment or a full PC setup, Mira Prism requires only a smartphone and a simple app, packed with contents. The headset allows people to move freely, without being tethered or hardwired to a PC. Using this technique users can activate AR virtually anywhere and interact with “holographic” like images overlaid on the real world.

About Covestro

Covestro is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies, with 30 production sites being run by approximately 15,600 employees worldwide. Covestro’s research, innovation and a commitment to sustainability enables them to produce high-tech polymer materials and application solutions for products used in nearly every area of daily life. The markets served by Covestro are: construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, wood processing and furniture, and medical industries, as well as sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry.

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