Longan Vision secures over $1M Head Up Hands-Free Contract

Longan Vision wearing mounted thermal imager

Longan Vision, The Forge client developing smart technology for First Responders, has announced that it has secured the Head Up Hands-Free Phase 2 contract award of over $1 Million from Innovation Solutions Canada (ISC), funded by the Department of National Defense (DND). The contract is for Longan Vision’s innovative efforts in providing a long-term solution that will help Canadian firefighters work in a more Head-Up Hands-Free mode of operation…

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Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision, The Forge client, put their latest Fusion Vision System (FVS) augmented reality (AR) visor with thermal imaging to the test at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina in December 2021. The pilot provided the opportunity for MCAS Cherry Point firefighters to try out the cutting-edge technology and Longan Vision to further test their gear within a real-life setting. Firefighters got firsthand experience using the…

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AgeRate and Longan Vision top picks by Best Startup Canada

AgeRate and Longan Vision

AgeRate and Longan Vision, The Forge clients, have been named as two of the top 101 “Canada based Product Design companies” by Best Startup Canada. AgeRate is an at-home blood test and mobile app that helps track aging in real-time, enabling users to make smarter lifestyle choices. Longan Vision focuses on providing support and solutions to the First Responder industry. Their flagship product is the Fusion Vision System ,…

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Longan Vision launches testing program

Longan Vision - visor

On August 3, 2021, Longan Vision, a Forge client, launched a Pilot Test program for their latest Fusion Vision System (FVS) an augmented-reality (AR) visor with thermal imaging. The visor can be attached to a variety of styles of firefighter helmets for enhanced vision in low to no-light or smoke-filled environments. The visor also features an easy-to-read heads-up display (HUD) giving users the ability to see through smoke, examine the…

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Longan Vision gets accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

Longan Vision Accepted to T-Mobile Accelerator

On April 5, Longan Vision announced that they have been accepted to the 2021 T-Mobile Accelerator Spring Immersive Technology Program which aims to fuel 5G innovation. During the three-month program, Longan Vision and seven other startups selected into the program will work directly with technologists and business leaders at T-Mobile to work on developing forward-thinking innovations in 5G technology from AR wearables to holographic communications, 3D data storytelling, volumetric video…

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Longan Vision showcased in Google for Startups Accelerator Demo Day

The top startups in the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada accelerator program presented their companies during the virtual Demo Day 2020 event, held on November 26. The Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups whereby Longan Vision was part of their inaugural cohort. As clients of The Forge, Longan Vision are developing smart goggles to improve work experience and…

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Longan Vision Receives Investment from 15th Rock Ventures

Longan Vision Corp., The Forge client, has received seed round funding from 15th Rock Ventures. The Tokyo based VC firm invests in Human Augmentation projects with the goal of improving people’s physical abilities and extending their healthy lifespan, creating a more affluent society. Longan Vision is producing a Fusion Vision System (FVS) that is a mixed-reality visor or head-up display (HUD) to help firefighters and those working in extreme…

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Longan Vision won $200K bid

Longan Vision at CES

Beginning an undoubtedly promising New Year, our client Longan Vision Corp. won a national research bid for a $200K contract offered by Innovation Solution Canada, funded by The Department of National Defense (DND). The contract was for their innovative efforts in providing a long-term solution that will help Canadian firefighters work in a more Head Up Hands Free mode of operation on the fire ground. Additionally, they exhibited at…

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Longan Vision raises $1.2 MM

Congratulations to The Forge client Longan Vision on raising $1.2 MM from the Launch Hub investor group and government partners. Longan Vision is developing an AR/VR system that will help firefighters across the world navigate high-heat high-smoke conditions. In 2018, Longan Vision won the Forge’s Student Startup Competition and received McMaster University’s Department of Engineering prestigious Summer Tech Entrepreneurship Fellowship (15,000 CAD grant). Their team has gone on to…

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