October 2018 - Researchers develop a theoretical method for how smart glasses can project images into the eye as opposed to using the lens as a display screen. In a recently published journal article, the authors present a “complete theoretical overview of an unconventional imaging concept that could allow the development of a near-eye integrated transparent display.” The goal behind these smart glasses is to make them indistinguishable from daily vision glasses. To do this, these researchers removed the traditional optical components of smart glasses and utilized photons to translate information into images. This holographic element of the new smart glasses is innovative in its leveraging of the organic vision system with technology to resolve the need for bulky image processors in the hardware design. Further, the authors contend that their concept has potential as an assistive technology for those with low vision, specifically with regard to projecting print and icons into the user's field of vision. [Source: Martinez, Krotov, Meynard, and Fowler (2018); James Holoway, New Atlas]
Holographic Smart Glasses Display
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