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Lynx R-1 Named as CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

Posted; November 17, 2022

Ultraleap and Lynx today announced that they have been named a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for Lynx’s R-1 headset, powered by Ultraleap hand tracking.

The Lynx R-1 is a standalone Mixed Reality (MR = AR + VR) headset built on top of Qualcomm’s XR2 Snapdragon platform. It is the most versatile MR headset available and provides a new world of opportunities for XR experiences.

It combines everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art Metaverse device including a large field of view, spatial audio, high-quality 6DoF tracking and colour passthrough. The Lynx headset ships without controllers, featuring Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking software as its primary interaction method.

Stan Larroque, founder and CEO of Lynx, said: “We truly believe we have the opportunity to create the European Champion of Mixed Reality. This CES honor means we’re one step closer to achieving that. We’re lucky to work with the best technology companies in the world including Qualcomm and Ultraleap, who have been fundamental to the success of the product. We look forward to showcasing the Lynx R-1 and its potential during CES and beyond.”  

Matt Tullis, VP of XR at Ultraleap, said: “We’re proud to work alongside Stan and the rest of the Lynx team to help bring this ground-breaking product to life and showcase the power of hand tracking to even more people.”   

This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of over 2100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2023, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

Lynx will join Ultraleap at CES 2023, to showcase the Lynx R-1 and the latest MR demos:

5-8 January, Las Vegas
LVCC, Central Hall
Tech East
Booth number #15195

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 28 consumer technology product categories. Those with the highest rating receive the “Best of Innovation” distinction. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetics and design.

The CES 2023 Innovation Awards honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. More will be revealed in January. Lynx will showcase the Lynx R-1 in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2023.

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About Lynx

Lynx creates high performance Virtual and Augmented Reality devices with an ecosystem based on openness and privacy. Based in Paris, it competes with US and China Big Tech offerings in AR and VR with its first product, Lynx R-1, the first standalone Mixed Reality device.

Lynx works with the best technological companies on the planet like Qualcomm, Ultraleap, Nvidia and others to deliver a new paradigm of man-machine interface that will transform how we game, work, and communicate.

About Ultraleap

Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and unrivalled mid-air haptic technologies allow you to engage with the digital world naturally - without touching surfaces. No touchscreens. No controllers. No keypads. From enhancing 2D screens to developing fully immersive 3D experiences, Ultraleap powers natural, safe and effortless digital interaction in the increasingly connected world.

Ultraleap employs more than 150 people across Europe, North America and Asia. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.

About CES

Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2023 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2023, with Media Days taking place January 3-4, 2023. Attendees will experience new technologies from global brands, hear about the future of technology from thought leaders and collaborate face-to-face with other attendees. The show will highlight how innovations in sustainability, transportation and mobility, digital health, the metaverse and more are addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

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