Lumiary is developing a novel laser sensor technology with unprecedented
resolution and dynamic range. Our product is a microphone, the first ever
that can hear as well as the human ear. We will initially target professional
audio and then miniaturize the technology to reach other use cases.
Our focus is to create a novel photonic microphone, but the underlying sensing
concept is not limited to microphones. We expect it will be applicable, with
similar performance improvements, in a broad range of sensor categories,
including pressure and ultrasonic sensors, biochemical sensors, gas and aerosol
sensors, and accelerometers.
Professional audio: Avoiding many hassles of existing
microphones for professional use, with significantly reduced noise floor,
handling noise, wind noise and distortion, greater directivity, and the
signal can be recorded without ever clipping.
Security and defense: Detection of the presence and position
of drones with greater precision and range than current acoustic systems,
possibly matching the performance of radar systems at a significantly lower
Hearing aids: Current miniature microphones are ~100x less
sensitive than the human ear (measured by acoustic power). Only a microphone
with human-level hearing can work really well in a hearing aid, especially
in situations with background noise.
Communication: Pristine quality of speakerphone and remote
video calls, as if you were in the same room.
Voice control: Reliable voice control even in noisy
environments or when the microphone is in a nearby room.
Consumer electronics: Studio-quality recording of music and
the sounds of nature on smartphones.
We are currently developing a prototype microphone. Say hello!