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Smart glasses & Mixed Reality: the latest optical innovations

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As you know, at Eyes-Road, we love optical innovations . Technological progress fully participates in the expansion of an innovative sector of public utility. Every week, we discover a multitude of ideas that make the optical sector one of the most successful in this field. In this new article, we list some of these ideas, as diverse as they are promising. Happy reading!

Optical innovations: health first

The primary objective of the optical sector is of course to improve the conditions for human vision . This objective, to be linked to the ambitious ones of the World Health Organization , leads to an increase in the funding of scientific research. The development of optical devices allowing a quality of vision and an increasing comfort are the leitmotif of many companies.

Among these, the Israeli company Deep Optics has developed a small revolution in the way to create eyeglasses . Omnifocals frames are the first dynamic focus glasses.

Sensors attached to the frame analyze pupillary distance in real time in order to adjust depth before sending the information to a mini processor which will calculate the exact distance between the carrier and the target object.

The necessary compensation is determined to provide absolute sharpness. This technology is associated with liquid crystal glasses capable of changing their refractive index in order to instantly apply the compensation.

Here is a presentation video extract, in English (possibility to put French subtitles.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qMi55ejWmY&ab_channel=DeepOptics [/ embed]

Optical innovations against the health crisis

Much research has focused on the Covid-19 health crisis . For example, the Chinese have developed theRockid virtual reality glasses allowing them to determine the body temperature of passers-by.

The glasses of the company IpVenture are intended to monitor the heart rate of the user and user variability, oxygen level, body temperature, activity level, breathing and cough rate.

IpVenture-Smart-Glasses

A tracker on a smartphone lets the user know about their data. It will also warn if anyone crossed has been infected with Covid-19 .

In case of infection, the digital assistant also provides advice on good health practices. If the user's health condition worsens significantly, then the glasses can directly alert medical personnel.

A mix between reality and augmented reality

When it comes to optical innovations , virtual reality is never far away. In this specific context, the real innovation is above all to combine the real and the virtual. This is called ' Mixed Reality ' and this is what Third Eye wants to do, with its X2-MR glasses (for Mixed Reality).

This concept allows professionals in healthcare, public works, defense and many other industries to use the benefits of virtual reality in their everyday, real life.

Another advantage is the ability to share your screen in real time. This function is ideal for performing a complex operation as a team.

[Embed] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIhf3eVijs4&ab_channel=ThirdEyeGen [/ embed] [= ]

Optical innovations, not just glasses

Optical innovations aim to improve overall visual health . This is why certain devices are created in order to combat the afflictions of the eye.

This is the case of Tearcheck , a revolutionary device created by Esw-Vision , which aims to strengthen the diagnosis of dry eye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc7IE9Et5BA&ab_channel=ESWVision [/ embed]

This device detects areas of tear film surface rupture. Its performance does not stop there, since Tearcheck evaluates the hyperemia induced by the inflammatory phenomena characteristic of dry eye.

It can also detect the presence of the Demodex parasite, calculate the height of the lacrimal meniscus and monitor the patient's progress during treatment. In short, a tool of capital importance in the fight against dry eye.

All these innovations make it possible to improve living, working, productivity and safety conditions. There is no doubt that in this new decade, the optical sector will continue to offer us high-performance innovations. We will be there to let you know!