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Next generation Video transperant Sunglasses

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posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 04:04 AM
Saw these on the news, they look pretty awesome.

Lumus has come out with optic lenses on glasses that offer a see-through, high-resolution color screen. A patented Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) projects the image onto the eye while making it appear to be in the distance. Lumus worked on getting the technology into glasses, instead of the more conspicuous goggles offered by companies like Mirage Innovations.

(Credit: Lumus-Optical)With the Mirage Innovations product, users can see an image similar to one they'd see watching a 42-inch TV from 7 feet away. Lumus' miniature projector/LCD microdisplay offers the view of a 60-inch TV from 10 feet away.

The image projected by the Lumus technology is also somewhat transparent, so the eyeglass wearer can still view what's happening beyond the glass.

Lumus will demonstrating the new video glasses at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January.

Israel21c focused on this new trend in eyeglass entertainment, and interviewed the scientist behind the invention.

Compact: Ultra-thin optics
Small and lightweight
Convenient: Enhanced eye-motion-box
Clear peripheral vision
Sharp distant image
See-through optics
Eye safe illumination
Quality Image: Large field-of-view
Full color
High resolution

posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 10:52 AM
It was just a matter of time before companies started focusing more on this.

This certainly is something everyone would want to try, for the techies, it would be more of a fad than anything, for those who arent into tech as much, they'd want to try it just to know what everyone else sees through them.

After a while, enough people will be walking into things because of disorientation, and driving into the back of other cars that we will probably restrict use of them to while we're sitting down.

Unless of course the information displayed on the screen is restricted to a "Heads up display" of the readouts on your car, which would actually be safer.


posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 11:02 AM
I can't wait for my personal HUD. Look at something and see exact distance, if someone is carrying any weapons, their heartrate, body temp, etc. Then be able to wink and lock on with my uberlasers and rocketo boom booms!


posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 07:08 AM
and (stereotype) women of course will use it so that they can scan what they're shopping to compare prices online

i suppose if the software was custom programmable, perhaps through a link to the PC or such, it would be great.. pair that with a bluetooth (or inbuilt into the glasses) headphone and microphone~ ooh

posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 08:34 AM
Would it be theoretically possible for this technology to be adapted for medical use? For instance, could more convex-shaped glasses be created (for when we move our eyes without moving out heads) which use small but highly precise cameras to project anything beyond a certain distance from the user directly onto the eye? The distance from the projection source to the eye would be minuscule, and so the distant surroundings (if sufficiently life-like) would be seen clearly even by the nearsighted.


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