One of many technologies that may well alter our perception of and interaction with form. Vision, not space; architecture without scale. ~ Euphues
Research project develops hardware to aid eyesight, making glasses (as we currently know them) potentially obsolete and defined by software:
The knowledge of the optical properties of an eye allows traditional displays go beyond an individual’s visual acuity, presenting images that are in focus even without wearing corrective eyeglasses. Our new display uses measurements of refractive errors (see also NETRA) and cataract maps (see also CATRA) to free the viewer from needing wearable optical corrections when looking at displays. It supports nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia (reading glasses), coma, keratoconus, other higher-order aberrations and any type of cataracts. The hardware is the same of glasses-free 3D displays (dual stack of LCDs), but in higher resolution. We propose their use in daily tasks where using eyeglasses are unfeasible or inconvenient (e.g., on head-mounted displays, e-readers, as well as for games); when a multi-focus function is required but undoable (e.g., driving for farsighted individuals, checking a portable device while doing physical activities for presbyopic); or for correcting the visual distortions produced by high-order aberrations that eyeglasses are not able to.
Here is a technical video demonstrating the work:
Tailored Displays to Compensate for Visual Aberrations from Vitor Pamplona on Vimeo.
While the work does not have a final practical usable product, it is worth bearing in mind that the focus on wearable displays such as Google Glasses could feature these types of features.
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