Intel’s New Devices Group (NDG) are currently in the process of designing a prototype pair of smart glasses which will use retinal projection technology to provide a heads up display that the glasses projects directly onto the wearers retina. Unlike Google Glass the new Intel smart glasses will look more like traditional glasses rather than some cyborg attached viewing display. Check out the video below to learn more about the new Intel Vaunt smart glasses which are expected to be available to developers sometime during 2018.
The Intel Vaunt smart glasses weighed just under 50g and the electronics within are positioned on each sides of the frame, taking the form of two small modules built into the stems of the eyeglasses. Due to the inclusion of retinal projection technology the glasses need to be set up correctly to provide the projection in the correct location on your retina. When looking down the projection is visible but as you look forward the projection becomes invisible and unobtrusive.
The smart glasses use a laser to project the monochrome image and text on to your retina and offers a 400 x 150 pixel area. The laser is attached to the glasses right lens and uses a holographic reflector to project the image onto the back of your eyeball and directly on to the retina. As you might have already guessed the laser is of very low power and will not damage your eye in any way says Intel.
The smart glasses are equally weighted on both sides making for a comfortable wearable and all the hardware within this glasses has been purpose-built specifically for the eyeglasses. For more details and an in-depth hands-on review of the current prototype Intel Vaunt glasses jump over to the Verge website by following the link below. Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Intel for the Intel Vaunt smart glasses, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.