Monday, August 4, 2014

Display Research: Tablets should replace spectacles – Business Week

Are Reading soon unnecessarily? Researchers at MIT have found a way to adapt to the user, such as displays and compensate for visual defects.

When it comes according to the research, reading glasses have soon become obsolete: Some day soon, vision correcting refractive errors and compensate displays make visual aids unnecessarily

Brian Barsky from the University of California at Berkeley conducts research in the field of ophthalmic optics. He noticed that the type of representation of an image may be more relevant than the question of how the eye perceives an image. Therefore, he is working on a display that adapts to the eye of the beholder

The technology behind it is complex. Barsky requires special software and algorithms to adjust the display brightness. Barsky compares the technology with someone who wears sunglasses and has trouble seeing the display contents. In such cases, the user can remove the glasses – or increase the brightness of the display. However Barskys development goes far beyond adjusting the brightness. The ultimate goal is to develop a display that adapts after entering the goggles values ​​to the user.

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been working on prototypes, to August 12, presented a display at the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Vancouver.

The intelligent display is not the only technological innovation that can influence the future of optometry. The pharmaceutical company Novartis is working on an electronic contact lens to help with presbyopia. The lens is to help the eye to restore the natural focus of the eye. But Novartis has secured the “Smart Lens” technologies from Google, where non-invasive sensors and miniaturized electronic components are used.


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