Intel’s New Devices Group has been quietly working on a pair of glasses similar to Google Glass.
Dubbed the Vaunt, Intel plan to offer them to developers in 2018 to take them out or a spin.
Apparently Intel has managed to make the glasses look like normal glasses by doing something unique yet interesting: simply beam the images directly onto your retina.
They’re managed to achieve this by doing the following:
- A very low-power red laser
- A holographic reflector
This isn’t new; rival headset maker Magic Leap originally experimented with this concept.
Their idea saw shooting lasers down a spinning optical fiber that projected images directly on your retina, too. This isn’t dangerous, so long as the batteries don’t increase in intensity.
Also, since it involves a low power laser, battery life of 18 hours is possible, provided a means is found to do the processing and data uplink via a different power source, such as ultrasound or even from the human body.
With Magic Leap set to leap into markets in 2018, expect Intel’s New Devices Group to move quickly to make this happen for eager developers!!
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