Brother Industries shows off eyeglass-mountable retina scanning display

Posted by on April 14th, 2008 in augmented reality, communications, DIY, doomed future, entertainment, hacking, identity, interfaces, tech, wearable

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While it’s yet to be seen if eyeglass-mountable displays will become as commonly used as, say, Bluetooth headsets anytime soon, Brother Industries at least looks to be making some steady progress at shrinking ‘em down to a reasonable size, and it’s got a few other tricks up its sleeve to boot. That latter bit comes from its use of a retina-scanning system as opposed to a simple LCD mounted in front of your eye, which effectively uses your retina as a screen to make it appear like images are actually floating in space in front of you. What’s more, while the eyepiece currently needs to be wired to a rather sizable contraption in order to pump out those free-floating images, the company says it expects to be able to switch to a wireless system and shrink things down to a decidedly more wearable size by 2010.


I posted this in Whitechapel first, and there a discussion about it there.

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2 Responses to “Brother Industries shows off eyeglass-mountable retina scanning display”

  1. nice prototype. and now we wait for it to come to market…

  2. now we wait for it to come to market…

    I hate waiting.