Washington-based startup Innovega is coming up with a natural eyewear-based platform - called iOptik - that promises to transform how we share social media. The company demonstrated the new technology at the ongoing CES 2014 tradeshow.
The two-part system depends on special contact lenses that work as a filter to let the human eye focus simultaneously on things very near and far - using rings that route light in different ways into the retina.
This works along with a pair of special glasses fitted with tiny projectors that transmit data forward onto the eyeglass lenses, said a press release issued by Innovega.
"Whatever runs on your smartphone would run on your eyewear," said Stephen Willey, Innovega CEO.
The iOptik platform provides wearers a 'virtual canvas' on which any media can be viewed or application run.
The glasses are slim and fitted with little more than the micro-projectors.
"Our optics deliver games that are truly 'immersive', movies that mimic IMAX performance, a multi-tasking dashboard that incorporates five or more typical screens - all while simultaneously providing the wearer a safe and clear view of their environment," added Willey."It also supports most any screen or projection design as evidenced by demonstrations at our booth of fully transparent, panoramic, HD, micro-projector eyewear, as well as a glance-able, megapixel, flat-panel solution," the release added.