Pentagon orders augmented reality contact lenses from Innovega


Augmented reality lenses not just for video games! The U.S. Department of Defense is becoming more enamored with the prospects of augmented reality that, this week, the Pentagon issued an order for an augmented reality system that is used for contact lenses. The system, called iOptik, is developed by Innovega, a manufacturer of wearable interfaces. It is based upon dual focus contact lenses and Innovega claims that the system expands a person’s field of vision significantly. Because it is, essentially, a dual focus lens, wearers will be able to will…

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Vuzix to develop new head mounted augmented reality eyewear for the U.S. military

This is not a Vuzix helmet - This is a helmet mounted cueing system

Vuzix, a manufacturer of augmented reality devices, has announced a new project that will bring the technology to the U.S. military. The project concerns a head-mounted device based upon the company’s Smart Glasses products. Smart Glasses are specialized eyewear that contains augmented reality technology. These devices are made for the general public to enhance their day-to-day lives, but Vuzix believes that augmented reality can take the nation’s soldiers to the next level of performance and, perhaps, make them safer in the field. As opposed to the eyewear that Vuzix has…

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InsideAR 2011 conference shows of head-mounted system and DIY AR platform

InsideAR 2011 conference

Last week’s InsideAR 2011 conference held in Munich, Germany, and hosted by Metaio, a technology company specializing in augmented reality, brought to light some of the most innovative developments to come to augmented reality ever. Augmented reality technology has always been leaps and bounds ahead of conventional hardware, limiting the use of the technology a great deal. Now, however, hardware technology is advancing at a much more rapid pace than it had been two decades ago, enabling developers to push the boundaries of technology and find out what augmented reality…

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