Friday, April 13, 2012

Pentagon Orders Dual Focus CLs

"The Pentagon has put in an order for prototype contact lenses that give users a much wider field of vision," according to a report from the BBC. "The lenses are designed to be paired with compact heads up display (HUD) units - glasses that allow images to be projected onto their lenses. Much bulkier HUDs are already deployed by the US Army and Air Force to superimpose data about targets and other status updates over users' views. The tech could help troops enhance their awareness on the battlefield. The iOptik system's developer, Innovega, told the BBC it had signed a contract earlier this week to deliver a fully-functioning prototype to the Pentagon's research laboratory, Darpa." Read more.

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