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Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Feb 16, 2018 China
Chinese police are using facial recognition software combined with advanced optics and networking to recognise suspects even in crowded subways and shopping malls.
IDTechEx TVSmart glasses help those with visual impairments

Smart glasses help those with visual impairments

Jan 4, 2018 Korea
RelĂșmĭno glasses are smart visual aid eyeglasses to help people with vision challenges see images clearer when they are reading a book or viewing an object.
Lightweight, compact VR glasses made with large-area microdisplays

Lightweight, compact VR glasses made with large-area microdisplays

Dec 5, 2017 Germany
VR glasses are increasingly popular, but they have usually been heavy and oversized - until now. Large-area microdisplays are expected to change that, because they make it possible to produce ergonomic and lightweight VR glasses. The new OLED displays now reach very high frame rates and achieve extremely high resolutions with "extended full HD".
High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses

High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses

Nov 28, 2017 Europe
A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.
Google Glass app helps autistic children

Google Glass app helps autistic children

Sep 29, 2017 Canada
A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Solar powered sunglasses

Solar powered sunglasses

Aug 7, 2017 Germany
Researchers present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a microprocessor and two displays with electric power. This paves the way for other future applications such as the integration of organic solar cells into windows or overhead glazing.
The Evangelists and Pragmatists in the race to augment the world

The Evangelists and Pragmatists in the race to augment the world

Jun 9, 2017
At the Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2017 last week IDTechEx analyst James Hayward began to subconsciously position each company and individual that he spoke to on a scale between two extremes, as explained in this article.
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Display Week 2017: The display industry doesn't have a roadmap

Display Week 2017: The display industry doesn't have a roadmap

Jun 5, 2017
IDTechEx was at the annual Display Week in Los Angeles to report on the latest trends in displays.
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Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

May 19, 2017
IDTechEx analyst Dr David Pugh attended the recent Hannover Messe - in this article he shares his key findings from the event.
Bio-sensing contact lens could someday measure bodily functions

Bio-sensing contact lens could someday measure bodily functions

Apr 6, 2017 United States
Scientists say the bio-sensing lenses, based on technology that led to the development of smartphones with more vivid displays, also could potentially be used to track drug use or serve as an early detection system for cancer and other serious medical conditions.
Smart glasses that focus automatically

Smart glasses that focus automatically

Feb 8, 2017 United States
The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end.