Lumus see-through video glasses project 87in virtual displays

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Lumus see-through video glasses project 87in virtual displays

Watching The Simpsons mid-meeting without your boss knowing might be closer than you think.

lumus video glasses 720p see through CES 2012

Hook the Lumus video glasses up to your smartphone or iPod and you could be watching a movie in 720p on a 87in screen on the train or at work – kind of. The latest version of these future-tastic Lumus specs can display a virtual screen that appears to be 10 feet away from the wearer, all crammed into regular-sized frames.

The clever bit is Lumus' Light Optical Element tech in the 1.6mm thick lenses – it embeds tiny, see-through elements into the lenses and then the micro-display pods (those'll be the black boxes) feed in video content and project them onto the LOE. The Lumus glasses can even play 3D video – and we're already excited about the augmented reality potential.

For now, Lumus has a pretty impressive list of uses that they hope big tech manufacturers will stick into some shiny, new hardware. Those include watching movies, gaming and checking the internet with a click of your smartphone and a placid look on your face. The glasses could also take GPS navigation to the next level and become a virtual cue card when giving speeches.

We'll fight you for heads-on time with the video glasses at CES in January.

lumus video glasses 720p see through CES 2012

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