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2024.01.09

ViXion01 Attends CES 2024: Redefining Clarity and Revolutionizing Eye Tech

Las Vegas, NV, January 4, 2024 – Tokyo-based ViXion Inc., a cutting-edge Japanese technology startup, introduces ViXion01, an autofocus eyewear that goes beyond glasses, aiming to transform the corrective vision industry.

In a world dominated by evolving technologies like PCs, smartphones, and AR/VR/XR, ViXion01 emerges as a beacon of innovation, addressing a global concern. As our reliance on technology increases, so do the challenges to our eyesight. By 2050, whereas the world population reaches ten billion people, an estimated five billion people will experience myopia, with one billion facing the dangers of high myopia. ViXion01 steps in to revolutionize how we perceive the world, offering a solution that not only corrects but also liberates individuals from eye fatigue and the risk of impaired vision.

Key Features:

  • Swiftly measures object distances
  • Dynamically adjusts lens thickness
  • Automatically optimizes focus for both near-sighted and far-sighted individuals

Body Augmentation for Eye Wellness:
ViXion01 is not just a device; it’s a form of body augmentation. By assisting the functions of the eyes—ciliary muscles, lens, and eyeballs—ViXion01 expects to prevent eye strain. No longer may users face the stiffness and pressure associated with traditional corrective measures. It’s a game-changer in eye technology, shifting from mere glasses to a tech gadget that offers unparalleled advantages.

Personalized Vision, Shared Experiences:
The ViXion01 can be easily configured via a physical dial or a mobile app, allowing users to personalize calibration for crisp and vivid visions. It’s not just for one individual; ViXion01 can be shared among family and friends, making it a thoughtful and accessible solution.

Social and Global Impact:
Developed by ViXion Inc., the ViXion01 prototype originated with HOYA, a leading lens manufacturer, and has grown into an independent entity. ViXion Inc. recently concluded a successful crowdfunding campaign, securing three million USD. With products now available in Japan, ViXion Inc. is poised to enter international markets, actively seeking local partners for various business facets.

Experience the Future of Vision:

Explore ViXion01 at CES’ startup arena Eureka Park (Venetian Expo 1F Hall G Booth 62801). Connect with us on our sites to uncover the technology reshaping how we see the world.

Corporate Site: https://vixion.jp/en/

X: https://twitter.com/ViXion_inc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViXion.inc

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEMsDQGFrZw1bJYsqPKu1Wg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vixion-inc/

2023.11.22

Autofocus eyewear "ViXion01" will be exhibited at CES2024, the world's largest tech event!

We have decided to exhibit at CES2024, one of the world's largest tech events, to be held in Las Vegas from January 9th to January 12th, 2024 (local time).
During the period, with the support of the Japan External Trade Organization (hereinafter referred to as JETRO), an exhibition will be held at the Japan Pavilion in the startup-only area Eureka Park, where you can experience the value provided by ViXion01, and at the same time, there will be a side event for the media held. We will participate and introduce device.

Details of participating events

① CES2024
Date and time: January 9th (Tuesday) to January 12th (Friday), 2024
Venue: Venetian 1F Eureka Park

② Launch.IT
Date and time: Sunday, January 7, 2024 14:00-16:30
Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Sponsored by: ShowStoppers (local media agency)

③ Unveiled
Date and time: Sunday, January 7, 2024 17:00-20:30
Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Sponsor: CTA (CES organizer)

④ Showstoppers
Date and time: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 18:00-22:00
Venue: Bellagio Hotel
Sponsored by: ShowStoppers

▼Click here for our press release
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000024.000105928.html

About Japan (J-Startup) Pavilion

Date: January 9th (Tuesday) to January 12th (Friday), 2024
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Exhibition area: Venetian 1F Eureka Park
Number of exhibiting companies: 30 companies

▼For details, please check the press release by JETRO:
https://www.jetro.go.jp/news/announcement/2023/74c7b7e5c24dc348.html

2023.11.20

Autofocus eyewear “ViXion01” will be on permanent display at Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Autofocus eyewear ViXion01 (Vixion Zero One) is one of the new permanent exhibits to be opened by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Koto-ku, Tokyo, Director: Chieko Asakawa, hereinafter Miraikan) from November 22, 2023 (Wednesday). , it has been decided that an exhibition will be held at the "Aging Park" with the theme of "aging."

About the new permanent exhibition at Miraikan

Miraikan has undergone a major renovation for the first time in seven years, and from Wednesday, November 22, 2023, new permanent exhibits on "robots," "the global environment," and "aging" will be opened to the public.

ViXion01 will be exhibited at the "Aging Park" with the theme of aging.

The ViXion01 will be exhibited at the Aging Park, where the number of people with Seamless Focus, Near and Far. problems is increasing due to various factors such as the aging population and the spread of smartphones. This product will be featured as a device that supports problem solving.

※※Please note that demo experiences are not available at Miraikan. Please note that this is for display only.

Please see the following page for details on Miraikan's new permanent exhibition.

https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/news/press/202309133124.html
https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/news/general/202310313217.html

▼Click here for press release
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000023.000105928.html

2023.10.24

ViXion01 exhibition information

Autofocus eyewear "ViXion01" can be experienced at the following exhibitions and stores. Please give ViXion01 a try.


The list of concluded exhibitions and pop-up events is as follows: 

▼Aichi:
・Date and time: 2023/8/5 (Sat) - 2023/8/6 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
・Location: TSUTAYA BOOKSTORE Noritake Shinmachi
・Access (Japanese): https://store-tsutaya.tsite.jp/store/detail?storeId=4255

▼Hiroshima:
・Date and time: 2023/8/12 (Sat) - 2023/8/13 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
・Location: Edion Tsutaya Home Appliances
・Access (Japanese): https://edion-tsutaya-electrics.jp/hiroshima/access/index.html

▼Fukuoka:
・Date and time: 2023/8/19 (Sat) - 2023/8/20 (Sun) 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM *
・Location: Ropponmatsu Tsutaya Bookstore
・Access (Japanese): https://store.tsite.jp/ropponmatsu/access/
*Starts at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 20th. Starts from 11:00 AM only on Saturday, August 19th

▼Chiba:
・Date and time: 2023/8/20 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
・Location: Kashiwanoha T-SITE
・Access (Japanese): https://store.tsite.jp/kashiwanoha/access/

▼Sapporo:
・Date and time: 2023/9/3 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
・Location: Sapporo City Auditory and Visually Impaired Information Center
・Event page (Japanese): https://www.do-nanren.org/post/kameievent005 *No application required
*We will be exhibiting as ViXion Inc. at "Hokkaido Retinitis Pigmentosa Association 7th Eye Festa in Sapporo" and exhibiting ViXion01. No application required, participation fee is free, please come directly to the venue.

▼Kyoto②:
・Date and time: 2023/9/6 (Wed) - 2023/9/7 (Thurs) 11:00AM - 8:00 PM
・Location: Ogaki Shoten Kyoto Main Store (SUINA Muromachi)
・Access (Japanese): https://www.books-ogaki.co.jp/stores/kyoto-honten

▼Kobe:
・Date and time: 2023/9/7 (Thurs) - 2023/9/8 (Fri) 10:00 - 17:00
・Location: Kobe International Exhibition Center (International Frontier Industry Messe 2023) * Visitor registration required is
・Event page (Japanese): https://www.kobemesse.com/
*ViXion01 will be exhibited at the EXEDY Co., Ltd. booth scheduled to be exhibited at "International Frontier Industrial Messe 2023"

▼Kitakyushu:
・Date and time: 2023/9/13 (Wed) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
・Location: Ogura Izutsuya New Building 9th Floor Pastel Hall (Noukatsu Shimbun Fair in Kitakyushu) *No application required
·access: http://www.izutsuya.co.jp/storelist/kokura/access/index.html
*ViXion Inc. will be exhibiting at Nishinippon Shimbun's "Noukatsu Newspaper Fair in Kitakyushu" and exhibiting ViXion01. No pre-registration required, admission is free

▼Tokyo – Takeshiba:
・Date and time: 2023/9/17 (Sunday) 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 9/18 (Monday/Holiday) 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
・Location: Tokyo Port City Takeshiba 1F Port Hall (Neurodiversity Exhibition 2023 Everyone's Brain World Exhibition) *No advance application required
・Access (Japanese): https://goo.gl/maps/4xWvPUhEJBZAfHQC6
*With ViXion Inc. at “Neurodiversity Exhibition 2023: Everyone’s Brain World Exhibition” Haudi, Inc.We will jointly exhibit at the event and display ViXion01. No advance application required, admission is free (event site is here)

▼Kanazawa:
・Date and time: 2023/9/23 (Sat) - 2023/9/24 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
・Location: Microsoft Base Kanazawa *No advance application required
・Access (Japanese): https://msbasekanazawa.sts-inc.co.jp/access/

▼Fukuoka:
・Date and time: 2023/9/29 (Fri) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
・Location: TKP Elgala Hall 8th floor large hall (4th Noukatsu Newspaper Fair) *No application required
·access: https://www.elgalahall.co.jp/access/
* According to Nishinippon Shimbun, 4th Noukatsu Newspaper FairWe will be exhibiting as ViXion Inc. at ``ViXion01''. No pre-registration required, admission is free

▼Kyoto:
・Date and time: 2023/10/11 (Wednesday) - 2023/10/12 (Thursday) 11:00 - 20:00
・Location: Ogaki Shoten Kyoto Main Store (SUINA Muromachi)
・Access (Japanese): https://www.books-ogaki.co.jp/stores/kyoto-honten 

▼InterBee2023
・Date and time: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - Friday, November 17, 2023 10:00-17:30 *Until 17:00 on the last day
・Location: Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall 3 (INTER BEE IGNITION × DCEXPO)
·Official site: https://www.inter-bee.com/ja/
・Our page: https://www.inter-bee.com/ja/forvisitors/exhibitor_info/detail/detail.html?id=1329
*Pre-registration is required to participate

2023.10.02

Autofocus eyewear "ViXion01" crowdfunding project support amount exceeds 400 million yen and is completed! (Support amount: 425,191,377 yen, goal achievement rate: 8503%)

*Final value (updated on October 5th)

The crowdfunding project for autofocus eyewear "ViXion01", which started in June of this year, exceeded 400 million yen and was completed on September 30th. We would like to thank everyone who supported this project.

▼Crowdfunding results (confirmed value)
Support amount: 425,191,377 yen (target achievement rate 8503%)
Number of supporters: 5,703 people

We are currently beginning mass production in preparation for shipping device to supporters of this project. We would appreciate it if all the supporters of the crowdfunding project could wait for the arrival of ViXion01 for a while.

In addition, we have started accepting reservations for ViXion01 at the online store (ViXion Online Store) from October 1st. ViXion01 exhibitions and experiences are ongoing in various locations, so we look forward to your visit.

ViXion Online Store

Discover ViXion01 (Exhibition Space)

Press Release

2023.09.04

Yoshihito Kondoh (@GOROman), formerly a partner engineer specialist at Meta (previously Facebook), has been appointed as our technology evangelist.

Yoshihito Kondoh (@GOROman), who participated in the launch of the fully wireless VR Oculus (currently MetaQuest) Japanese team and served as a partner engineer specialist at Meta, formerly Facebook, will be appointed as ViXion technology evangelist from September 1st. Did.

With the participation of Mr. Kondo, who is also an XR expert, we will further accelerate the realization of ViXion's purpose of "expanding life's options with technology."

[Appointment Comments from GOROman]

I am Yoshihito Kondoh (@GOROman), and I have been appointed as the Technology Evangelist at ViXion. Recently, thanks to an introduction from the crowdfunding site Kibidango, I had the opportunity to experience the autofocus eyewear ViXion01. Right after trying it out, I immediately felt a spark of potential, and I could envision a future where many people use this eyewear in their daily lives.

In pursuit of realizing this future, I felt that I could utilize the experience, knowledge, and ideas I have cultivated so far. Consequently, I gladly accepted the offer from Chairman Mr. Asada and CEO Mr. Nambu.

Of course, I acknowledge that the current ViXion01 has its challenges, such as a limited field of vision and other visual aspects. I am confident that these issues can be resolved through ViXion's innovations. Furthermore, while ViXion01 may appear to be just hardware, it is equipped with Bluetooth and has the potential to evolve through software integration with smartphones and other gadgets. We aim to further develop this 'soft hardware' ViXion01, and spread its use across Japan and the world.

Mr. GOROman Career
Since his early childhood, He has been deeply involved in programming, eventually working as a game programmer in the consumer gaming industry. In 2012, he discovered the Oculus Rift DK1 through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, which led him to become an evangelist on his own. In 2014, he participated in the launch of the Oculus Japan Team and later worked as a Partner Engineer Specialist at Meta, formerly Facebook, the parent company of Oculus. Author of the book 'Creating the Future!'  (SHOEISHA Co.,Ltd.)

Press Release (Japanese)

2023.05.22

アジア最大級のイノベーションカンファレンス「Deloitte Tohmatsu Innovation Summit 2023」内ピッチイベントにファイナリストとして登壇

ViXionは、2023年5月18日にデロイト トーマツ グループ(東京都千代田区・CEO 木村 研一)が開催したアジア最大級のイノベーションカンファレンス「Deloitte Tohmatsu Innovation Summit 2023 / Entrepreneur Summit Japan」内のピッチイベント「Morning Pitch Special Edition 2023」に登壇しました。ViXionは210社の中からファイナリスト7社の1社として選出され、年間最優秀賞ベンチャー獲得に向けて、今夏クラウドファンディングで発売予定のオートフォーカスアイウェア「ViXion01」の起こすイノベーションについて、ViXion代表の南部がピッチを実施しました。

ピッチ終了後には、多数の方に展示ブースへお越しいただき「ViXion01」を体験いただくなど、大きな反響をいただくことができました。

展示ブースでは、社会課題解決に挑むスタートアップとして株式会社フジテレビジョン(東京都港区・代表取締役社長 港 浩一、以下フジテレビ)様より取材を受け、同日23:40から放送されたフジテレビ様のニュース番組「FNN Live News α」に弊社を取り上げていただき、「ViXion01」を紹介いただきました。当該ニュース記事及び動画は以下になります。

▼ニュース記事
https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/530395

▼ニュース動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os6bahaJQso

▼本件のプレスリリース
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000010.000105928.html