November 11, 2015

VTT developed virtual display for eyeglasses

The display, which can be almost invisibly integrated into lenses, is already close to the markets and ready for high-volume application.
The display, which can be almost invisibly integrated into lenses, is already close to the markets and ready for high-volume application.
VTT

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new display that brings visual information directly into the user’s field of vision, as a high-definition image on an eyeglass lens.

The innovation will enable smartglasses to replace even smartphones or tablets, while still allowing users to see the world around them.

VTT’s spin-off company Dispelix will commercialise the innovation. The product should be available to consumers within a year.

“Compared to existing solutions, which are bulky or difficult to manufacture, the Dispelix solution has advantages such as the display’s thinness, lightness, aesthetic appearance and volume production compatibility,” says Antti Sunnari, managing director of Dispelix.

According to VTT, the forthcoming displays will have many applications for consumer and professional use. The first applications will be found in the worlds of exercise, work and motor sports. Thanks to the new display, a sportsperson will no longer need to check his or her pulse-rate from a watch – pulse-rate, navigation and activity data will be directly displayed on sport glasses.

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