Brother creates direct retinal imaging specs
Eyeball projector lets you view pictures in complete privacy
Brother has developed a pair of high-tech specs that could soon let you openly view naughty images or read top secret documents in complete privacy.
Brother's Retinal Imaging Display glasses
The firm's specs are based on Retinal Imaging Display (RID) technology which projects light directly onto the wearer’s retina. The viewer sees the image as a pictures in front of their eye.
A conceptual image of the visual field seen
Each projected image, Brother said, is transparent and appears as a 10cm² object at a distance of 1m.
Images also have an 800 x 600 resolution. The picture is refreshed at 60Hz, Brother added.
The firm’s specs consist of three core parts: an optical scanner, eyepiece, and light source made-up of red, green and blue laser diodes. This light source hides within the gadget’s power box, which measures 95 x 170 x 30mm.
Colour images are produced using red, grenn and blue laser diodes
Brother has plans to commercialise the glasses next year, but it hasn't said how much it expects the specs to cost. ®
living in the 21st century is fantastic
jogging WHILST a small hud gives me a distance traveled readout as well as calories burned
Lasering my eyes?!!!!
Hmmm, I like the idea, but having LASER diodes firing lasers at eyes, sorry 3 lasers RGB at my eyes doesn't fill me with confidence!
Finally, someone's got one of these working. Took them bloody long enough - it's not like it's a new concept.
@ Stevie and Patrick: Yeah, watching a DVD whilst driving would be bad. But we're talking Augmented Reality here, so how's about a HUD incorporating millimetre-wave and IR overlays so you can see perfectly in the dark? Plus automatic dimming of other cars' headlights. Plus a big red outline on the car/tree/pedestrian it looks like you're about to impact with unless you brake NOW. And outlines around speed cameras. And a dotted line showing the junction you need to be turning off at. Who wouldn't buy that?
(Obligatory reference to Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" and Charles Stross's "Halting State" - if you ain't read them, get them bought now.)