Smart Sunglasses Digitally Block Sun’s Glare

Smart Sunglasses Digitally Block Sun’s Glare
Innovation

An inventor teams up with the University at Buffalo to develop high-tech sunglasses with LCD screens and a micro-camera.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 july 2011

Chris Mullin, inventor and CEO of Dynamic Eye, has joined forces with the University at Buffalo to produce new technologically-advanced eyewear that reduces glare. The lenses of these sunglasses are LCD screens, which create a small grey square in front of the eye, targeting blinding light. A pinhole camera embedded in the bridge of the glasses takes a photo and analyzes it for glare. The LCD can then create extra shade in a certain area of the lens if needed and can also move the square if the wearer moves their head or the light source moves. The time it takes to identify and block glare is about 50 milliseconds. This technology could have applications in health care (for glaucoma patients with a sensitivity to light), automotive (rear-view mirrors and windshields that block blinding light) and military sectors (eyewear for fighter pilots and soldiers).

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.