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posted by janrinok on Monday February 05 2018, @08:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the eye-see-what-you-did-there dept.

Intel is launching plain-looking smartglasses that beam a monochrome red image directly into your retina using a laser. There are no cameras on the device:

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from Bloomberg and others. Seen by The Verge, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The electronics are crammed into the stems and control a very low-powered, class one laser that shines a red, monochrome 400 x 150 pixel image into your eye. Critically, the glasses contain no camera, eliminating the "big brother" vibe from Glass and other smart glasses.


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by wonkey_monkey on Monday February 05 2018, @09:52PM (1 child)

    by wonkey_monkey (279) on Monday February 05 2018, @09:52PM (#633474) Homepage

    When we see a point source, the eye is focusing many rays of light that hit the lens at different points into a single point on the retina. But if you could somehow reduce the point source so that only a [i]single[/i] ray hit your lens, it would always be a point on your retina because it can't be blurred.

    I'm not quite sure how this works when you're projecting a multi-pixel image, but at a guess, people with different prescriptions would see differently-distorted - but still fundamantally sharp - images. And that distortion could be corrected in software.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by requerdanos on Monday February 05 2018, @10:33PM

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 05 2018, @10:33PM (#633492) Journal

    And that distortion could be corrected in software.

    Oh, yeah, blow off the problem and let the coders deal with it. Thanks again Engineers!!!