With today's technology, your eye is the screen

With today’s technology, your eye is the screen

Two years from now, lasers will send images directly to the retina

Using a laser to project your smartphone screen directly onto your retina sounds like something out of a spy thriller Mission: Impossible.

But the technology is there today. It is being developed in Israel, will be on the market in two years and will cost less than the iPhone once it reaches mass production.

Planes It competes with Google, Meta (formerly Facebook), Apple and a host of other tech giants, who all know that smart glasses will replace smartphones within a decade.

The prototype of the smart glasses Eyejets. politeness

This is correct. Everything the iPhone or Samsung does today will soon be reduced to a pair of glasses, ushering in a brave new world without screens.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, stated a year ago that we’re “building a future in which phones are no longer an essential part of our lives,” and Apple expects glasses to replace smartphones by 2030.

You may remember launching Google glasses In 2013 – a $1,500 device that projects an image on the top corner of a single lens.

This led to a flurry of interest but proved to be a commercial failure. Technology has come a long way since then, but the idea of ​​projecting an image onto a lens remains central to most current research.

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Google Glass, launched in 2013. Courtesy of Google.

Some companies project 3D images onto the lens and reflect them back onto the retina.

Others dispense lenses and drop them directly onto the retina, the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye, using a virtual retinal display (VRD) system. But users struggle to control their gaze, which means the image jumps

Eyejets says it’s the only company to combine VRD with unique eye path technology so that the image from your smartphone stays on display.

Its technology can be fitted to your prescription eyeglasses which, the company says, will be as light and comfortable to wear as regular eyeglasses.

Eyejets harnessed the electronics and applied physics of Dr. Joshua Goure and the expertise of veteran ophthalmologist Isaac Lipschitz, who has spent 30 years developing intraocular implantable accessories.

“What we have, which is completely unique is the eye track,” CEO Edo Strol, former head of the aircraft engineering and software division for the Israeli Air Force, told NoCamels.

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The image from the smartphone is transmitted directly to the retina. upload photos

The company was awarded a number of patents for its technology last September and more patents are pending.

“I can project a smartphone screen onto your retina and show you a movie, but because your eyes are moving all the time, you won’t be able to see the movie very well.

“Our unique technology means that the image, the film, or something else, it will be displayed right in the center of the vision, right in the center of the field of view.”

Additional lasers built into the glasses follow the movement of the retina, correcting the direction in which the image is continuously viewed.

The current prototype is proof that the concept works, although there is clearly a lot of work to be done before it is a marketable product.

So far, the smartphone image only takes up a small area, about 15 degrees of our field of view, but it’s expanding that to 100 degrees.

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Image of advertising material for Eyejets. The company is working to scale back the technology from its prototype to fit conventional glass. politeness

The laser emits red, green, and blue light from the arms of the glasses and a small beam splitter in the middle of the lenses focuses it on the retina.

The image is not displayed on a screen of any kind, it is broadcast directly into the eye with a laser. They operate at very low intensity – only a fraction of the laser energy emitted by an iPhone, which uses infrared lasers for facial recognition, falls into the eye.

The launch version of the EyeVis product will be a pair of smart glasses that connect to your smartphone.

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Eyejets smart glasses are in development. politeness

But his long-term goal is to completely replace the phone and integrate all of its features, in miniature form, into the glasses.

Users will have access to all the capabilities of their smartphones, and will be able to type emails and texts “in the air” on a virtual keyboard, listen to audio through the built-in speakers, and take pictures of what they can see.

This technique can be used for early diagnosis of various diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma.

And it has military applications that allow, for example, high-precision shooting without the need for telescopic sights and screens optimized for combat pilots.

Eyejets says it is currently in talks with one of the world’s largest eyewear manufacturers about a joint venture.

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