Traditional video eyewear blocks the wearer’s view of their surroundings. Humans use and value their peripheral vision and losing it during the viewing of a video or playing of a game can be quite uncomfortable. A loss of peripheral vision with non-transparent eyewear for mobile applications is impractical and unsafe. Innovega established “fully transparent” as a core requirement for mobile displays.
Beyond addressing safety concerns, transparent optics provide the benefit of not blocking our view of others. The negative impact on social interaction from occluded displays is also eliminated. We describe our display eyewear as a “natural interface” that is consistent with the mobile lifestyle that consumers clearly enjoy.