ZEISS Smart Glasses Look Like Glasses

ZEISS smart glasses feel like a pair of glasses you can wear every day, according to a review from Wired comparing the glasses favourably to Google Glass and Microsoft’s Hololens. By integrating a Fresnel structure within the lens the display can be reflected to the eye, resulting in an unobtrusive and fashionable system that can work with prescription glasses.

“Glasses now are sold by design. It’s an illusion right now to think that somebody goes to an optician and really wants a perfect lens. He just wants a perfect frame that looks good afterward,” says Dr. Kai Jens Ströder, leader of the ZEISS Smart Optics project, to Wired. “You have to bring the lens to the frame, and adapt the lens that it fits in stylish frames, and not the other way around.”

The lenses in the ZEISS smart glasses are 5 grams heavier than standard lenses, and the intention is to refine the design until they are indistinguishable from normal glasses.

Further information: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/zeiss-smart-glasses/

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