Apple researching smart glasses with holography to keep weight down, image quality up

Apple researching smart glasses with holography to keep weight down, image quality up


Publication Title
Apple Insider
Publication/Creation Date
April 16 2020
Creators/Contributors
William Gallagher (creator)
Apple Inc. (contributor)
Jonathan B. Pfeiffer (contributor)
Adam C. Urness (contributor)
Friso Schlottau (contributor)
Mark R. Ayres (contributor)
Vikrant Bhakta (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Apple has been working on a set of augmented reality wearable peripherals for some time. A constant question about any future "Apple Glasses" peripheral has been over how Apple can maintain its preference for sleek, high-performance systems instead of the bulk in some present headsets. A new patent provides part of the answer.

"Optical System with Dispersion Compensation," is a patent application that describes a method that combines a small "holographic optical element" which may project onto a reflective surface. So the holographic projector could be in the rim of Apple Glasses, and the fully or semi-reflective surface could be the lenses in front of the user's eyes.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Eye
Augments
Seeing, Designing
Source
https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/04/16/apples-smart-glasses-could-use-holography-to-keep-weight-down-and-image-quality-up