New Glasses Will Project Images Directly Onto the Retina

October 30, 2009

Next year, Brother Industries plans to produce Retinal Imaging Display (RID) glasses that will augment regular vision.  These glasses could project supplemental information into the field of vision. Brother states that the company has succeeded in downsizing the power source box used for the RID, and has developed the prototype of a mobile RID.

RID is an image projection technology that focuses light, of an intensity harmless to the eyes, onto the retina and then moves the light at high speed to create afterimages. Images projected onto the retina appear as if they existed in front of the user.

Brother’s RID consists of three modules: a light source module, an optical scanning module, and an eyepiece module. The RID will run on batteries.

Read the release here.




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