Aira Raises $12 Million Series B Financing

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Monday, May 22, 2017 12:23 AM SAN DIEGO—Aira, a San Diego-based startup that is developing smart products and services for blind and low vision individuals (BVI), announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures.

Second Sight Posts Losses in First Quarter 2017

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Friday, May 5, 2017 12:26 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), maker of the Argus II retinal prosthesis, posted losses for the three months ended March 31, 2017, despite an increase in implant volume of the device.

Second Sight’s Chairman Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:21 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES) announced that its chairman, Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, will be inducted as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow at a ceremony to be held this evening at the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Mass.

Second Sight Appoints David Jacques as Vice President of R&D

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:27 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), developer of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, has appointed David Jacques vice president of research and development.

VM Slideshow Provides Unique Visions at CES 2017

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Friday, January 13, 2017 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Monday’s Andrew Karp, who attended CES 2017, takes you on a guided tour of the massive consumer electronics show, with a special focus on eyewear and vision technology.

Eyewhere Is Everywhere at CES 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Eyewear probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of CES 2017.

PogoTec Partners With Frame and Sunwear Companies on New Wearable Device

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Wearable tech eyewear startup PogoTec announced that it is partnering with four optical frame and sunglass companies to launch its first product, a small, frame-mounted camera that attaches to fashionable eyewear. The device, known as PogoCam, is being unveiled this week at CES 2017.

U.K. Government to Fund Second Sight’s Argus II ‘Bionic Eye’

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:23 AM SYLMAR, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics for blind patients suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), announced it has received a positive recommendation from advisors to the U.K. Government’s health care funding authority for specialized services in England. For the first time in the U.K., the publicly-funded NHS system will fund blind patients with RP to receive treatment with the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II) “bionic eye.”

Safilo Enters Wearables Category With New Strategic R&D Partnership

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:24 PM PADOVA, Italy and TORONTO, Canada—Safilo Group and Interaxon, Inc., a leader in consumer brain sensing technology, are embarking on an R&D  partnership and licensing agreement.

Vuzix Closes $14.5 Million Common Stock Offering

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:26 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Vuzix Corp. (NASDAQ: VUZI) announced the closing of the sale of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at an offering price of $7.25 per share.

Smart Glass Maker, Osterhout, Closes $58 Million Funding Round

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:23 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a top developer and manufacturer of mobile AR/VR smart glasses, closed a $58 million Series A funding round.

EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK & NEWARK, Calif.—EyeQue, a Silicon Valley start-up that develops affordable consumer vision technologies, has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for its EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker.

Second Sight Posts Losses for 3Q and Year to Date

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Friday, November 4, 2016 12:22 AM SYLMAR, Calif—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), maker of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems, reported losses for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2016.

Second Sight Implants and Activates Wireless Visual Cortical Stimulator in First Human Subject

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Friday, October 28, 2016 12:30 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human.

Google Acquires Eyefluence, an Eye-Interaction Technology Company

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:24 AM MILPITAS, Calif.—Eyefluence, a California-based company specializing in eye-interaction technology for augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices, announced on its website Monday that it is being acquired by Google. The purchase price was not disclosed.
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