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1D Eyewear: Peripheral, Hidden LEDs and Near-Eye Holographic Displays

Proceedings of ISWC 2018 (International Symposium on Wearable Computers)


1D Eyewear uses 1D arrays of LEDs and pre-recorded holographic symbols to enable minimal head-worn displays. Our approach uses computer-generated holograms (CGHs) to create diffraction gratings which project a pre-recorded static image when illuminated with coherent light.

Specifically, we develop a set of transmissive, reflective, and steerable optical configurations that can be embedded in conventional eyewear designs. This approach enables high resolution symbolic display in discreet digital eyewear.

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