Smart Glasses & Mixed Reality: the latest optical innovations
As you know, at Eyes-Road, we like optical innovations . Technological progress participates fully in the expansion of an innovative and public utility sector . 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 of human vision . This objective, to be linked with 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 increasing comfort are the leitmotif of many companies.
Among these, the Israeli company Deep Optics has developed a small revolution in the way of creating prescription glasses . Omnifocal frames are the first glasses with dynamic focal length .
Sensors attached to the frame analyze the pupillary distance in real time in order to adjust the depth before sending the information to a mini processor which will calculate the exact distance between the wearer and the targeted 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.
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 from the company IpVenture are intended to monitor the user's heart rate and variability, oxygen level, body temperature, activity level, respiratory and cough rate.
A tracker on a smartphone allows users to be informed of their data. It will also warn if people crossed have been infected with Covid-19 .
In the event of an infection, the digital assistant also provides advice on good health practices. If the user's condition worsens significantly, then the glasses can alert medical personnel directly.
A mix between reality and augmented reality
When talking about optical innovations , virtual reality is never far away. In this specific context, the real innovation is above all to associate the real and the virtual. This is called ' Mixed Reality ' and this is what the Third Eye company wishes to do, with its X2-MR glasses (for Mixed Reality).
This concept allows professionals in health, public works, defense and many other sectors to use the advantages of virtual reality in their daily life, very real.
Another advantage is the possibility of sharing their screen in real time. This function is ideal for performing a complex operation in a team.
Optical innovations, not just glasses
Optical innovations aim to improve visual health as a whole. This is why certain devices are created in order to fight against the afflictions of the eye.
This device detects ruptured areas of the tear film surface. 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 tear meniscus and follow the evolution of the patient during his 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'll be there to let you know!