Vuzix working on Smart Glasses with integrated HD displays
Vuzix have announced that they are developing a range of Smart Glasses featuring integrated HD displays using technology licensed from Nokia.
The glasses will look like ordinary sunglasses but will integrate a 1.4mm plastic waveguide lens, giving a bright, high-contrast display.
Now after years of internal developments and our recent licensing relationship with Nokia Corporation SMART Glasses Technology is finally here. This amazing new technology starts with a compact display engine capable of hi contrast and brightness for outdoor use. The output is then relayed into a 1.4 mm thick plastic waveguide lens with input and output hologram structures on the surface which squeezes the light down the waveguide and then two dimensionally expands the image back into the user’s eye, creating an image that is then mixed into the real world. And, all this technology neatly fits into the temples & lenses of a conventional pair of eyewear!
The glasses will allow you to view online content or watch videos whilst remaing aware of what’s ahead of you. Whether it’s a particularly good idea to walk (or even worse drive) around with your mind focused on what you’re watching remains to be seen, but for applications such as gaming or military use they may just work.
Vuzix will be showing them off at CES next week, with the glasses heading to retail some time this summer.
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