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A refined approach to Virtual Reality! Introducing the first adjustable VR lens that caters to the individual’s visual comfort.
A refined approach to Virtual Reality! Introducing the first adjustable VR lens that caters to the individual’s visual comfort.
A refined approach to Virtual Reality! Introducing the first adjustable VR lens that caters to the individual’s visual comfort.
225 backers pledged $36,953 to help bring this project to life.

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Nunulo: The First VR Device with Adjustable Lenses

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Hello! My name is James Kim, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NOONBiT Inc., and the creator of our product, the Nunulo VR.

As an avid Virtual Reality device user, I enjoy the visual features that the standard devices offer, but have come across problems upon using devices that are currently in the market. 

After prolonged periods of time using a VR device, I continuously experienced headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Due to my background as an optometrist, I wanted to find a productive solution for this problem by tackling it from an optometry perspective. 

This sparked my desire to create our product, the Nunulo VR:  specially designed VR-dedicated lenses that come equipped with an easy-to-use cardboard device.

The Nunulo VR allows each user to experience Virtual Reality at its best
The Nunulo VR allows each user to experience Virtual Reality at its best

 

 

 

 

I designed this product to combat the issues that I, as well as other VR users, have experienced. "Nunulo" means "through the eyes" in Korean, and our product is distinct, as it incorporates a lens that prioritizes the comfort, satisfaction, and well-being of our users and their eyes.

The Nunulo VR lens counters and significantly reduces the negative side effects that come with traditional VR devices, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea. 

With this product, we hope to offer each user a seamless VR experience.

Our lens design enhances clarity, while significantly reducing common effects of nausea, headaches, and dizziness
Our lens design enhances clarity, while significantly reducing common effects of nausea, headaches, and dizziness

It’s no surprise that every individual has a distinct eye shape and a particular eyesight. 

Slight changes in VR devices may cause severe image distortion and double vision. For those wearing glasses, this phenomenon can lead to dizziness, nausea and headaches because the eyes are constantly trying to adapt to the unclear image.

In order to obtain a clear image of an object at extremely close distances, users have to see the object through a convex lens.

However, one type of convex lens cannot meet all different optical conditions. Conventional convex lenses, which are used by most head-mount devices, have a balanced and identical thickness all around the lens. 

Yet, our lens, called the "imbalanced convex lens", has a carefully calculated and distributed thickness. Therefore, it has the ability to be precisely adjusted to every individual’s distinct visual circumstance.

Nunulo VR Lenses
Nunulo VR Lenses

 

Our innovative patent-pending lens strives to protect the eyes of users without sacrificing the quality of the VR experience.

Our lens technology has incorporated three methods of enhancing the clarity of the VR content for users.

  • Imbalanced Convex Lens: 

    The lens is designed with a carefully calculated distribution all around the lens, so that when users rotate the lens frame, they are able to find which part of the lens is the best fit for their eyesight.
     
  • Focal Length Adjustments:

    When users turn the lens frame, they are able to move the lens back and forth to find the exact focal point that matches their vision.
     
  • Interpupillary Distance Adjustments:

    By shifting the lens left and right, users can adjust the distance between their eyes in order to eliminate any instances of double vision.

 

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The Nunulo VR wide-angle lens has a multi-coating with an anti-reflective function and offers a high resolution image. The lens is designed to give users a more vivid sense of the space and field of view when immersed in the virtual reality content.  

 

Our special lens frame is compatible with any of our other lenses that we have produced or are currently in development. We have created and are working on other types of lenses with more advanced functions, such as fog prevention, electromagnetic wave blocking features, and more. These additional optional lenses will be available for purchase on our website near the end of the 2016 year!

All of the provided lens adjustments work to benefit each individual’s specific eye shape and vision. Most VR head-mount devices offer minimal adjustments and do not take varying eye conditions into consideration.

The Nunulo VR allows the users to easily adjust the VR lens for a clearer and more transparent simulation of reality, as our users can simply turn the lens frame to find their “sweet spot”.
  

VR content is on its way to becoming more universal, and therefore, there needs to be a device that is able to cater to the varying visual standards. 

Here’s a video of individuals trying our innovative lens through our cardboard device for the first time. Those who have experienced our model have expressed positive feedback about its functionality and its features.

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The Nunulo VR supports smartphones with display sizes between 4.0 and 6.0 inches and is compatible with any standard VR content.

 

 

 

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When I came across the idea for this product in 2013, I left my job as an optometrist and dedicated my full attention to designing and developing this innovative VR product. 

I knew I was following my passion, and it was the first time I truly felt compelled to bring my own idea into the market.

Over the past couple of years, I have been an eager follower of Kickstarter campaigns and emerging technologies. When I think of the bigger picture pertaining to my product, I know that the best and quickest way to spread the Nunulo VR device is through Kickstarter. 

I genuinely want more people to have access to the device because I know they will be offered a pleasant virtual reality experience with this product's lens.

Kickstarter will give me the needed financial support in order to mass produce this device to supply to consumers and supporters. With adequate funding, I will continue the development of more advanced models of both the lenses and display devices. 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to NOONBiT, Inc.! My name is James Kim, the Founder and CEO. With our product, the Nunulo VR, we strive to offer a seamless VR experience to all users. Our company focuses on the creation and production of IT products that cater toward the well-being and comfort of the consumers. We care about the user's perspective, quite literally, by designing and building viewable products that are adaptable to their eyesight and unique visual circumstance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Over the past two years, we have worked hard to build up our product and
minimize the risks for our supporters and backers. We have put in substantial research and development and have gone through multiple prototypes to reach our current stage.

Of course, there are always some risks and unforeseen circumstances that come with the manufacturing and delivery of a hardware product. Yet, we are constantly striving to diminish these associated risks in order to overcome any difficulties we may later face.

We have a product that is ready for consumers to use and experience, and we are able to manufacture it at a price that is cost-effective. Due to our dependable relationship with our manufacturer, we are confident that we will ship on time.

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