The glasses, developed under a NEDO contract, directly project an image on the user’s retina from a miniatur projector contained in the rim. They do not require the user to focus his/her eyes for seeing an image. Therefore, they enable even weak-sighted people who cannot have enough sight with glasses or contact lenses to see clear images. QD Laser plans to commercialize the new glasses as an eyewear that supports weak-sighted people. A future model may be an AR (augmented reality) device that superimposes information on part of the user’s field of view. Thus information about whatever one is looking at directly could be projected on the wearer’s retina(s) without anyone else being aware it is happening.
NEDO news release, October 4, 2016