The American company Mojo Vision announced on June 28, through his blog, that a prototype of its connected lenses was functional. The Mojo Lens, from their name, want to reproduce the use that is made of augmented reality glasses, but in a more discreet way. The company’s CEO, Drew Perkins, thinks that within ten years these lenses could be widely marketed and help with everyday tasks.
The smallest screen ever
Recently, augmented reality (AR) glasses such as Nreal Air from Nreal, are entering the market. Despite the technological prowess they represent in terms of electronic miniaturization, they remain very imposing and conspicuous compared to conventional glasses. Mojo Vision would like to change that with its lenses, the Mojo Lens, which are much more discreet.
The company based in Saratoga, California, has just revealed that the prototype of the Mojo Lens is functional. CEO Drew Perkins was the first person to try them.
The connected lens, which measures 0.5 millimeters in diameter, consists of a micro-LED screen and an ARM M0 processor, allowing a display of 14,000 pixels per inch. According to Perkins, it is ” the smallest and densest screen ever created for dynamic content “. The Mojo Lens required considerable effort for the miniaturization of components and use a ” medical grade micro battery for the fuel system.
A still cumbersome lens prototype
The purpose of these lenses is to display augmented reality elements in the user’s field of vision. They do this by using a magnetometer, to display a compass, and an accelerometer and gyroscope to track eye movement. This eye-tracking feature is essential since it allows AR elements to always be displayed in the right place, depending on the direction of the user’s gaze.
Even if at first glance the Mojo Lens are more discreet than connected glasses, this prototype is not really. For the moment, the device requires the wearing of a device around the user’s neck which acts as a “relay accessory”. This collar contains a transmitter which carries out a data exchange with the lens to guarantee its operation and to make statements of information necessary for the developments of the lenses.
As it stands, the device is not yet ready for sale, but the leader of Mojo Vision thinks that within ten years connected lenses will be widely available to consumers. According to him, they will be used to assist people in their travels, as well as for sports and professional activities.
Although at the moment only one lens can be worn at a time, the company plans to develop the possibility of wearing two simultaneously. This will allow a display of elements in 3D, increasing the applications and the precision of this technology.