EyeVis keeps users’ peripheral vision active so they can always see what’s going on in the real world
Israeli startup EyeJets has developed smart glasses that project images directly onto the retina and could soon replace smartphones.
The company says its new device called EyeVis uses a display system known as Virtual Retinal Display (VRD), which projects images or content created by a computer, TV or smartphone, directly onto the wearer’s eye rather than a screen.
This technology is coupled with an exclusive eye-tracking unit that allows the projection to be precisely positioned in the center of the field of view based on eye movements. According to Ido Strol, CEO of EyeJets, this device is unlike any other available in the market today.
“For most companies that have developed smart glasses or augmented reality glasses, the image or screen is on the lens,” Stroul said. Media Line.
“We have developed eye tracking that tracks the movement of your eyes, which means that if you watch a movie, you will see it right because the projection is right in the center of the field of view. Nobody has done that before.”
Although other companies have successfully developed VRD-based systems in the past, the expected images were either sideways or blurry due to a lack of eye-tracking capabilities. EyeVis, which the startup hopes to launch by the end of next year, will come with a range of smartphone features, including audio, camera options and a virtual keyboard that will allow users to type. It will also be compatible with existing smartphone apps.
“When we presented it to the Israel Innovation Authority, the first question was about safety,” Stroul said, adding that the new device meets standards set by VRD laser studies previously conducted by the US military.
EyeVis keeps users’ peripheral vision active so they can always see what’s going on in the real world. Additionally, the size and transparency of the image displayed on the retina can be modified, Stroul said. People who need regular glasses will be able to wear smart glasses with a prescription if needed.