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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Pentagon and Augmented Reality

And as you might expect, the US DOD is very interested in the idea of hands-free augmented reality displays.  They have played in this space in a number of ways in the past, including early heads-up displays in aircraft.   In the enterprise we tested the idea for maintenance applications, but at the time they were not appropriate.  Now their time may have come.  Integrating them in contact lenses could remove some of associated issues we encountered:

"  ... DARPA orders prototypes of Innovega's iOptik displays that use special contact lenses so a person can focus both on images shown on the lenses and far-away objects for augmented reality.... " 

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