Projector turns glasses into high-tech guide book

Electronics developers have come up with a pair of glasses that use a tiny integrated projector to display local area information within the lenses of the spectacles.

The innovative glasses have been developed by electronics giant, Olympus, but are still in the prototype phase. Built in to the spectacles are a miniature GPS system and an acceolerometer, which would deliver information about the local area direct to their 320×240 display.

The micro projector would deliver a transparent image to appear in front of the wearer’s eyes, that would also allow them to stay aware of the outside world.

The ‘techno-glasses’ are not the only example of visual modifications being brought in to high-tech specs. This week has also seen the unveiling of the perhaps novelty development of a pair of glasses that allow people to see the world through same sort of nostalgic filters as can be applied using the popular Instagram app.

The glasses, which have been developed by German technologist, Markus Gerke, have a small sensor and computer built in that would also allow images to be instantly captured and uploaded onto the internet.

Gerke said, “Many people use Instagram. They all love the effects, and every one of them loves to take pictures and to share them with their friends. Wouldn’t it be great to capture your everyday life, your entire life, through beautiful filters?”

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