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Intel Launches Vaunt Glasses to Fit into Daily Routine

Combining the power of AR and along with geeky style, the Vaunt Glasses look everything like normal prescription glasses that help one see better.

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When Intel realized the need to make things easier and cooler for people, they invented the Vaunt Glasses. Combining the power of AR and along with geeky style, the Vaunt Glasses look everything like normal prescription glasses that help one see better. The key part is that these glasses can easily be used as spectacles and when there is a notification, one simply must flick their eyes towards a certain direction.

Basically, these have motion sensors which bring the notifications forward and, in the background, detecting the eye movement of the individual. What is interesting is the fact that there are no buttons, no cameras, no creepy LCD screens, no speaker, and no microphones (as of now). The glasses are as light as 50g in weight.

How do the Vaunt Glasses work? Well, there is a small point-like red Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VICSEL) in either side of the frame that projects the image in the retina of the eye, thus letting the person see the image for as long as he wants and then motioning it to move away. This basically eliminates the need of a screen.

So, in case you want to view some notifications, you can look a little towards right and they would be displayed. Now if you want them to go, you look in the other direction, and *puff*, they’re gone!

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Source: The Verge

Intel is not trying to “change lives” with these Vaunt Glasses, instead they’re implying that these are feasible to fit into our daily lives without us even realizing much change. The holographic grating is embedded in the lens to reflect the correct (visible) wavelength back into the eye. Now since the image in formed in the back of the retina, directly, they eyes do not have to have the correct focal point anymore.

This adds to their advantage, because even when someone has terrible vision, they can still see the image as bright, sharp, and clear as it is, appearing like the image is coming from infinity.

Now, Intel knows that it’s weird to have notification floating into your eyes every other moment, so they have eliminated the idea of sowing all notifications. The notifications would be filtered out and only very important information would be seen through these glasses. Seems like a clever thing to do!

Source The Verge