Eyeglass Display + Wearable Tech


German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems have created a head-mounted microdisplay - embedded in a pair of glasses. The setup will allow users to access and manipulate data with simple eye movements.

The [CMOS] chip measuring 19.3 by 17 millimeters is fitted on the prototype eyeglasses behind the hinge on the temple. From the temple the image on the microdisplay is projected onto the retina of the user so that it appears to be viewed from a distance of about one meter. The image has to outshine the ambient light to ensure that it can be seen clearly against changing and highly contrasting backgrounds. For this reason the research scientists use OLEDs, organic light-emitting diodes, to produce microdisplays of particularly high luminance.

Scroll around and manipulate menus and data with a flick of the eye, by focusing on a word or image? Sounds siiick to me…


Now, imagine something like the glasses, combined somehow with the wearable gestural interface being developed by MIT’s Media Lab [shown in video, below].

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More on this technology being developed by MIT - SixthSense: Wearable Gestural Interface at AMNP.


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Posted: June 4th, 2009
at 2:30pm by orangemenace

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