Posts Tagged ‘glasses’

Gunnar Optiks lenses enhance your screen experience

June 8th, 2009 1 comment

Do you spend your entire day staring at a computer monitor, barely blinking, captivated by the latest porn….errr Excel spreadsheet?  If you’re a typical gadgethound, you probably spend the better part of 8 hours a day eyelocked onto your screen.  (I of course, am lounging about watching my supermodel friends playing in my pool.)  Well that sort of staring can cause serious eyestrain.  Enter Gunnar with their Optik line of Digital Performance Eyewear.

halogen_crimsonGunnar makes a line of stylish non-prescription glasses designed to enhance your computer viewing experience.  Gunnar calls their technology i-AMP and it consists of a series of innovations that are designed to help you see the screen better.  The lenses geometry mimics nature by focusing light and increases humidity through tight curvature around the eye.  The lens material is ultralight and designed to be flexible and durable.  The lenses are coated with a special anti-reflective filter that cuts glare and reduces smudging and fingerprints.  And the tint is intended to tune the artificial light of most office environments to soften them and remove many of the higher frequency non-natural spectrum.

Sounds complicated, but reviews and independent studies have confirmed that the Optiks do indeed help enhance your ability to stare at the computer all day and all night.  Looking like Bono is just a side bonus.

Picture Projection Spectacles

June 5th, 2009 1 comment

This is just about the coolest news I’ve heard since they transported that atom a fews years ago!

Engineers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IMPS) have designed a pair of glasses with an embedded head-up display and eye tracking technology. The images, projected by a 19x17mm CMOS chip embedded just behind the hinge, are directly projected onto the retina and appear as though they are about 1m from the user.

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What makes this different from previous attempts at HUD spectacles is it’s interactive abilities.
The eye tracking allows the wearer to change the projected content by moving their eyes and focusing on a specific point. So no hands needed! Which will be super convenient for a number of folks I’m sure.

To deal with ambient lighting issues they have designed the glasses to use OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes), which ensure the display can be seen clearly against changing backgrounds.

Primarily this tech is targeted at the medical and engineering fields. However, once they’ve had their turn I personally can’t wait to try them on, especially if they are really as stylish as the picture makes them out to be. I’ll be navigating the virtual world like one of William Gibson’s cyber-punk miscreants in no time.

See the Fraunhofer website for more info.