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XPANCEO

A deep-tech that develops the 1st ultra-thin smart contact lenses with AR and health monitoring features, made from materials and electronics as thin as an atom
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XPANCEO is a deep tech company that is developing the first smart contact lenses with AR vision and health monitoring features. The Dubai-based company was formed by an experienced team of executive leaders and over 40 scientists and engineers from leading universities, research institutions, and other deep tech companies.

Its mission is to develop the next generation of computing via an invisible and weightless smart contact lens that enables humans to replace all possible gadgets and use all the usual software and apps in a single interface.

XPANCEO has developed new components that allow the creation of the first smart contacts made from materials and electronics as thin as an atom.  These new, all-in-one contacts will boast all these features while replacing bulky AR/VR glasses.

The company was co-founded by Roman Axelrod, an experienced entrepreneur with a great track record of building ventures in computer vision, esports, and fintech industries and Dr. Valentyn S. Volkov, a Ukrainian scientist with an h-Index of 38 and over 8000 citations in leading international publications.

Since 2021, XPANCEO has developed three distinct prototypes in their laboratory, enabling night vision and zoom capabilities, real-time health monitoring, and viewing video and graphic content in AR. These independent prototypes will be integrated to produce the Perfect Smart Contact Lens. This innovative lens is poised to unlock extraordinary human abilities. First prototype is the Supervision Smart Contact Lens, which grants users superpowers such as visual enhancement, color correction, night vision, and zoom. The second intermediate product is a Sensory Smart Contact Lens, equipped with a range of built-in sensors that seamlessly measure critical health indicators such as IOP, glucose levels, cortisol, and more. This cutting-edge device offers real-time and comprehensive recommendations, including insights like, “You shouldn’t have another cup of coffee; your blood pressure is high,” making health monitoring as convenient as ever. The applications of the lens extend to both medical settings and private use, making it a life-changing solution for individuals dealing with conditions like diabetes, stress, and dry eye syndrome. The Holographic Smart Contact Lens provides an infinite XR experience and allows the wearer to interact with content like video, social media, gaming, and more. Combined in the Perfect Smart Contact Lens, these innovations seamlessly merge all existing gadgets into one invisible, weightless contact lens, which feels as natural to the wearer as their own vision. Operated effortlessly through voice, gaze, gestures, and mind, it redefines human-technology interactions and reinvents how we experience the real and digital worlds.

XPANCEO was recognized as one of the top five optic laboratories in the world by international consulting firm BCG and has practical experience in developing and studying unique materials, like graphene and other 2D materials. This paves the path for the development of next-generation, ultra-compact optoelectronic devices.

    Projects evaluation criteria

    Level of Impact
    40%
    Scalability
    30%
    Transparency
    20%
    H-Factor
    10%

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