VR maker named to “30 under 30” list
Han Jin (M.Eng.’12 IEOR), founder and CEO of Lucid VR, was recently named to Inc.’s “30 under 30” list. Lucid VR’s first product is the LucidCam, a virtual reality camera that lets users capture the world in 3-D. Geared toward the average consumer, the camera converts the world it sees into 3-D photos or videos that can be viewed through Google Cardboard, Lucid’s $30 phone case and other VR devices. The LucidCam acts like a GoPro in that it captures experiences from the user’s point of view. Jin personally uses the LucidCam to stay in touch with his family around the world. Since completing the M.Eng. program in 2012, Jin has lectured at Berkeley and worked closely with the startup incubator, SkyDeck. In August, Jack McCauley (B.S.’86 EECS), a co-founder of the virtual reality company Oculus, joined Lucid VR as chief engineer.