The Fusion Vision System (FVS) is an innovative helmet-mounted AR device that provides first responders with visual enhancements and thermal information, allowing them to navigate through low-visibility environments quickly and efficiently.
Tell us about yourself?
Before, I was researching the HUD system in the Automotive sector at McMaster University. I always like to downsize my design for Automotive and bring the same design for AR wearable devices.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Hiring the right person in the beginning and trying to avoid design mistakes as much as possible to avoid time and money costs.
What problem does your business solve?
We are trying to increase efficiency and safety for people working in dangerous environments, and we started with firefighters first.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
Firefighters face various challenges and issues, such as limited visibility, high temperatures, and communication challenges. We are trying to help them with our FVS- AR visual enhancement tool to help them see through smoke, know where they are going, and help find the victims faster, and the chief could also monitor what is happening inside.
What is your magic sauce?
We are one of the few AR devices that can provide thermal vision and could operate in high temperatures and high-heat environments.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
With our current firefighting application, we plan to enter the Mining and Oil Gas sector with equipping LiDAR and TOF sensors, and we want to help them be able to scan the area while doing an inspection
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
For the majority of startup companies at this moment, the biggest challenge will be access to the funds.