Israeli startup develops smart lenses to replace cell phones

Enlace Judío – An Israeli startup has developed smart lenses that project images directly onto the retina of the eye, reported Ynet.

Según un reporte de The Media Linethe company EyeJetscon sede en Modi’inaffirma que su nuevo dispositivo, denominado EyeVis (EV)will substitute pronto a los teléfonos celulares.

EyeVis utiliza un sistema de projection conocido como virtual retina display (VRD, por sus siglas en inglés)which projects images or content generated by a computer, a television or a cell phone, directly into the user’s eye instead of a screen.

The technology is accompanied by a patented ocular tracking unit that allows the projection to be placed precisely in the center of a person’s field of vision based on their ocular movements.

El Director General of EyeJetscolonel (res.) Edu Strulasegura que el dispositivo no se parece a ningun otro disponible actualmente en el mercado.

He explained that in most companies that have developed smart glasses or augmented reality, the image on the screen is in the lens.

“We have developed the ocular tracking, which follows the movement of your eyes. This means that if you see a film, you will see it very well because the projection is all the time directly in the center of the field of vision. No one had done it before”, he added.

Strul es ingeniero aeroespacial He was director of the department of engineering programs and aircraft acquisition in the Israel Air Force.

EyeJets fue fundada por Strul y el Dr. Joshua Gurwho acts as director of technology and has 40 years of experience in the field of optical technology.

The technology was created in collaboration with him Dr. Isaac Lipshitzmedical director and ophthalmologist surgeon specialized in intraocular optics and intraocular implantable devices.

Aunque otras empresas han logrado desarrollar sistemas basados ​​en VRD como Google Glass, the projected images have been defocused due to the lack of tracking of the ocular movement. The new technology of EyeJetsprotegida por patente, corrige esta lackencia.

The company expects to launch its product at the end of the next year. EyeVis It will contain a series of functions found in cell phones, such as sound, camera options and a virtual keyboard that will allow users to write. It will also be compatible with existing applications for smart phones.

Los lentes inteligentes use a miniaturized set of low intensity lasers that, according to the company, are safe for daily use.

“Cuando lo presentamos a la Israel Innovation Authoritythe first question was about security”, he said Struland added that the new device fulfills the security norms established by studies on them VRD lasers que fueron realizadas previendo por el ejercito de United States.

EyeVis It already activates the peripheral vision of the users so that they can see at all times what is happening in the real world. In addition, the size and transparency of the image projected on the retina can be adjusted, said Strul. People who use normal lenses can also use smart glasses with graduation if they need it.

VRD no es un concepto nuevo The base of the technology was originally invented by the Compañía Nippon Electric in the decade of 1980 and developed later in the University of Washington in the beginning of the decade of 1990. Sin embargo, until now it has been applied mainly in medicine and the military environment.

Some technological giants have also tried to launch smart lenses based on the virtual screen of the retina in the last years. En 2018, Intel announced Vaunt, lentes inteligentes diseñod para parecerse a las conventionales. The company abandoned the project a few months ago.

Currently, EyeJets he has a demonstration device and is in conversations with the main lens companies and global technology to accelerate development.

“Es una demonstration que muestra la fuerza de la patente.” Aún tenemos que desarrollarla hacia un prototype. Nos llevará un año más o menos”, he explained Dr. Joshua Gurand added that the objective of the company is that the lenses are economical and cost less than a cell phone.

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