Innovation in Head-Up Displays – One Step Closer to Augmented Reality & Immersive VR

“A great science fiction detective story” - Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine

Luck and Death at the Edge of the World

A new contact lens developed by Innovega Inc. may help bring the practical HUD (head-up display) one step closer to reality.

You can find a brief research paper on HUDs from the University of Massachussets at Amhert here: Personal Head Up Display, by Ivan Bercovich, Radu­Andrei Ivan, Jeffery Little and Felipe Villas­Boas.

Reportedly, the new lens from Innovega allows the eye to do what it can´t naturally do, which is focus on an image that´s projected directly onto the lens of eyewear that the user is weating — a difficult task in itself — while also not impairing the ability to focus on objects farther away.

Projections onto eyewear has been in development for some time, but the eye´s natural limits in terms of focus have stymied the development of practical augmented reality, in which information about one´s environment is super’imposed over one´s natural view of the environment itself.

Embedded below is a video featuring Randall Sprague of Innovega explaining the project.

Another approach is being taken by Google with its Google Glasses (video below), but experts have told Wired magazine that Google may have trouble delivering on its promised technology.

About these ads
This entry was posted in Augmented Reality, head-up displays. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s