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Posted on 2004.11.17 at 18:43
Mood: nerdynerdy
dear Pininfarina:

please get involved and help some budding company build a head-mounted-display that doesn't make the wearer look like a complete tool.

side-contract with gucci or oakley or whoever, i don't care. if you guys can make an early-90s cadillac pleasing to the eye, i'm sure you can handle this task.

reality-overlay would be nice too.

thanks.

-j

Comments:


7dayspast at 2004-11-18 02:35 (UTC) (Link)
We need to hang out more. Alot more.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 06:18 (UTC) (Link)
:) i'll give you a call on friday night
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-18 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
You mean something more like this?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 06:15 (UTC) (Link)
that's closer, but i was thinking about integrated rather than add-on.
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-18 06:24 (UTC) (Link)
unless you warp the lcd or project it there's no real way to do it. They have done experimental surgeries though where they implanted wire messes on the back of a person's eye and then stimulated the nerves in order to give site to people who's problems weren't from a nervous system disorder. That could be used (in theory) to inject images into the stream going to your brain. *Shrug* Then you'd just have a jack on your neck or something.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
unless you warp the lcd or project it there's no real way to do it.

don't they have flexible LCDs now? i'd swear i've seen news articles about them...
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-18 07:03 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah they do. The problem is perspective while while looking through it. The images will appear warped.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
so i thought about this last night, and the only solution i could come up with would be to distort the array of pixels used on the viewing surface so that it _appeared_ to be grid-like straight lines from the POV of the eyeball <1" away.

of course it'll still appear distorted if you're not looking 'straight forward', but i imagine that happens with the "clip on" version you shared as well.

it's a fun problem to think about, though.
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-19 01:23 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. And you'd have too keep the eyes seperate. Those pretty big goggles usually have two projectors inside that are seperated by eye so you don't get double vision and all of that.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-19 01:30 (UTC) (Link)
well, i was still thinking monocular, like the widget you posted.
redstickman
redstickman at 2004-11-18 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
why is it that "futuristic" products have people in really dumb poses?

case in point: the girl with the visor. like, WTF, high-five from the techno-future.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 23:50 (UTC) (Link)
we're all going to be like that in the future. get with the times, man :P
redstickman
redstickman at 2004-11-18 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
high-five!
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