Monday, April 27, 2009

Eyewear going Terminator

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Maybe one day, I won't think it's so odd to be sporting shades in the nightclub.

But did you ever imagine that eyeglasses or contact lenses could deliver digital images directly from a smartphone to the retina?

Several companies are developing prototypes for digital devices that look like stylish eyewear but may one day offer such capabilities to consumers. The glasses are called heads-up displays because the wearer can always look through them and see the real world — like the sidewalk just ahead — but can also see, on an overlay image, virtual information like an electronic map or an arrow showing the correct way to a destination. The glasses may also help the wearer remember the name of a long-lost friend she sees on the street.

Read the rest of this New York Times article here.

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