An Israeli optics company says it has developed a miniature video projector that turns regular eyeglasses into a personal video screen.
“Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting and you want to read an email … you just click a button on the phone in your pocket and you start reading away while you’re looking attentively at the person who’s giving the presentation,”
The technology, which until now has only been seen in movies such as Mission: Impossible, projects a widescreen video image unnoticeable to anyone but the bespectacled individual.
Ari Grobman, business development manager at Lumus, said in an interview.
The product can be used as regular, corrective eyeglasses, but it also creates an image matching that of a 70-inch television screen viewed from 10 feet (3 metres) away, Grobman said.
The difference between this eyewear and ordinary spectacles is only in the small, black box attached to the earpiece that receives the video signal and projects it into the lenses. The light waves then travel through fibre optics within the lenses where they are enlarged and directed at the eyes.
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