Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2018 01:10 UTC
Intel

The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.

There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone (for now).

From the outside, the Vaunt glasses look just like eyeglasses. When you’re wearing them, you see a stream of information on what looks like a screen - but it’s actually being projected onto your retina.

This looks amazing. I'm not entirely sure if I, personally, have any use for this, but such basic, simple, handsfree information could be invaluable to, for instance, construction workers, farmers, police officers, or other people who do hard, dangerous work with their hands.

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Comment by pmac
by pmac on Wed 7th Feb 2018 10:11 UTC
pmac
Member since:
2009-07-08

Yes, because when I do hard, dangerous work with my hands I want some information popping up in front of my eyes, partially blocking my vision.

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RE: Comment by pmac
by Adurbe on Wed 7th Feb 2018 11:15 in reply to "Comment by pmac"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

like a fighter pilot

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RE[2]: Comment by pmac
by ilovebeer on Mon 12th Feb 2018 15:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by pmac"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Fighter pilots spend countless hours in simulators before they ever get in a real jet. And everything in a pilots HUD is constant. Quite different from someone driving their car and getting a sudden popup of a text message.

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RE: Comment by pmac
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 7th Feb 2018 15:22 in reply to "Comment by pmac"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I don't think that's a concern at least with the prototype. Its only red text that's only visible when you look down.

I'm just concerned about the long term effects of shining a low power laser directly at my retina. I don't think that's been studied enough.

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RE[2]: Comment by pmac
by ilovebeer on Mon 12th Feb 2018 15:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by pmac"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Agreed. And I'm not going to be the lab rat to find out what kind of damage it does.

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