Separate from virtual reality, AR lets you see the world around you but adds new layers of information. I worked on the creation of military grade glasses, optical assemblies, and a finger worn interface navigation device.
Currently AR glasses are mainly used in industrial and medical applications as the technology hasn’t been miniaturized enough for daily consumption.
The finger mounted controller I designed has an array of buttons, as well as a tiny optical track pad allowing users to control on screen features discreetly with just their thumb and forefinger.
This Liquid Crystal Optical System (LCOS) was designed and built in 2 weeks. Working with the lead optical engineer we created a system that was adjustable to compensate for different interpupilary distances and simulated a 720p 32in display viewed from a 4 foot distance for the wearer. This tiny display allowed us to raise enough funding to continue development.