A visionary entrepreneur sees mobile phone photos through a new lens—and lends perspective on her success.
No one expected to snap great photos with mobile phones when they first came out, but today, consumers take the quality of their selfies and vacation photos very seriously. The demand for images of ever-better quality is keeping Chan Li Han, CEO and co-founder of DynaOptics, very busy.
Chan spoke with Associations Now Brand Connection recently about how manufacturing in Singapore has helped her to pursue her passion to improve mobile phone photography.
How did your experience as an athlete influence the way you have run DynaOptics?
Li Han: One of the earliest lessons I learned as a national athlete was tenacity — pushing through even after it really hurt. Resilience plays a big part in a startup’s success, and yet it was important for me to know when to stop pushing. As I’ve grown as an entrepreneur, I’ve learned to close doors when it’s time to close them.
There’s wisdom in knowing when to keep on going. I’ve learned to listen very closely to what my gut says, to what trusted advisers and team members say, to what the market reality is, and then to choose focused actions powerfully given these inputs and a start-up’s limited resources.
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by Kirby Garlitos @tospeed.com, on 13 Jan 2018, 12:00
In case it isn’t obvious by now, the Consumer Electronics Show attracted just about every automaker that has a vested interest in future mobility. Honda was in attendance at the event, where it announced plans through Honda Xcelerator to bring together a consortium of tech startups with the goal of developing new technologies that are geared towards future mobility. Included in this list of startups are BRAIQ, DeepMap, DynaOptics, EXO Technologies, Tactual Labs, and WayRay.
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COLLABORATORS DEMONSTRATE FUTURE MOBILITY SOLUTIONS AT CES 2018
- ACN Newswire, 11 Jan 2018
- New technologies address vehicle autonomy, HD mapping, safety optics, GPS localization and driver experience enhancements
- Startup partners from Silicon Valley, New York, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Singapore highlight Honda's global open innovation theme
- Tech innovators invited to meet with Honda Xcelerator representatives at CES 2018
DynaOptics, along with five other startups, is partnering with Honda Xcelerator at CES 2018 to demonstrate technologies that have the potential to transform mobility, focusing on challenges posed by autonomous vehicles and advanced connected cars.
A Singapore-based startup, DynaOptics seeks to harness the power of free-form optics to bring superior situational awareness and safety to roads. Customizable for different scenarios, DynaOptics' lenses perform better than conventional lenses - sometimes up to 50 percent better - on various specifications, such as low-light performance, image quality or form factor. Honda Xcelerator and DynaOptics will collaborate to increase light to camera sensors so objects will be more quickly and accurately detected and classified.
"With our Xcelerator partners, Honda will explore technologies that can potentially transform its future products and services, and create new business opportunities," said Honda Innovations CEO, Nick Sugimoto. "We encourage innovators who share our vision to meet with us at CES 2018."
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"Manufacturing hardware came with many challenges, and even more so considering that the team was producing free-form lenses, an item which was the first-of-its-kind."
Co-founders Li Han & Kelvin were interviewed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore regarding their views on their patent portfolio, trade secrets and their IP strategy. Check it out!
Li Han featured as a Passion Made Possible
Passion Made Possible is at its heart an articulation of the spirit of Singapore and its people. It celebrates the stories of the big local heroes, but also our everyday Singaporeans.
Li Han left Silicon Valley to return to Singapore in 2013.
Her company has created the world’s first free-form, double symmetry lenses.
Her dream is to put them in every single mobile phone in the world.
In our city, passion is everywhere you look. The Passion Made Possible campaign puts forth Singapore’s attitude and mindset: “A passionate, never-settling spirit of determination and enterprise that constantly pursues possibilities and reinvention.” Following its debut, Passion Made Possible will be unveiled in various cities worldwide through consumer launches, trade events, industry partnerships, and global marketing campaigns featuring campaign films and visuals to bring to life how Singapore is Passion Made Possible.
"OOWA lenses offer a complete package to those who love capturing moments from their smartphone."
"Comparing that with the Oowa 15mm wide angle, I would say the Oowa lens has a slightly better image quality, and next to no vignetting, which is thanks to their free-form optics."
"The lens seems to render accurate colors of early morning light that offered various colors and shadows as it reflected off tall grass, cattail silk and the frozen surface of the lakes."