Smartglasses From Fujitsu Promise Direct Image Projection On Eye Retina
Fujitsu has incorporated laser in its newly designed smartglasses that accomplish the projection of images directly on eye retina. This saves users from characteristic pain that is often reported when small LCD screens are used in place of laser.
“By using these glasses, people with low vision will be able to read books, newspapers, bulletin boards, timetables and walk around outside,” said Mitsuru Sugawara, CEO of QD Laser, a Fujitsu spinoff based in Kawasaki that helped develop the glasses.
The smartglasses work perfectly well without need of focusing the image. The manufacturers have embedded a laser projector on the left leg of the glasses; from this projector emerges harmless RGB laser light to shine on two small angled mirrors. This light then crosses the eye lens and falls on the retina finally.
Fujitsu is exhibiting the prototype of the small glasses at its technology expo being held in Tokyo. The prototype is compatible with mobile devices or cameras.
A rather magnificent experience can be achieved by connecting the glasses with smartphones. By doing so, user will be able to view all various websites on their retina. Similarly, incorporation of a image sensor in the middle of glasses can aid people with vision loss, blurry vision, or other vision defects.
The smartglasses, being marketed as visual aids, seem promising and likely to serve as opening door for advanced technology eye-wears. However, special alteration may be required in the design to make it usable for people in daily life.
Presently, the glasses are connected to a control box which is as big as a telephone directory. Sugawara, however, briefed the attendees of the tech expo that his team was working not only to reduce the control box size but to make it wireless in the future as well.