Augmented reality glasses are all the rage these days, because it's just not good enough to see the world through only our human eyes. We want enhanced vision, web connectivity, and complete access to our mobile lives with a blink of an eye. It's therefore no surprise that there are plenty of efforts out there to develop all kinds of AR glasses. Here are just a few examples.
- Have you been wondering what's inside Google Glass? A teardown of Google's AR glasses revealed: a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, a touchpad module, a TI OMAP4430 processor chip, 16GB of SanDisk flash, an Elpida mobile DRAM chip, a 2.1-Wh single-cell lithium polymer battery, a bone conduction speaker, a display with a native resolution of 640x360, a camera, an inertial sensor, a prism and other optical components. [url]
- Japanese researchers are developing AR glasses that can restore depth perception to people who are "binocularly challenged." They modified a pair of Vuzix Wrap 920AR 3-D glasses so that it would generate the impression of depth in the wearer's "good" eye via special software. [url]
- Korean researchers have created an electronic contact lens by mounting a light-emitting diode onto an off-the-shelf soft contact lens. Their ultimate goal is to develop contact lenses that have all the functions of a wearable computer like Google Glass, but still remain transparent and flexible. [url]
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