Today it is practically impossible to remember a time before the screens, but also to imagine a future without them is not easy: to try it will be EyeJets, a startup that uses innovative technology.
After a long and illustrious career in the Israeli defense industry, in 2017 the artificial intelligence consultant Edu Strul started a new initiative with optics expert Dr. Joshua Gur. EyeJets was born first in a military perspective, then it was also rethought in a civil and commercial perspective, to "attack" the smart eyewear market.
But don't smart glasses already exist?
In the beginning it was Google Glass. Then, gradually, many Big Tech have tried the path of putting computers directly on our nose. The latest in chronological order? The glasses of Facebook / Rayban and ThinkReality A3 by Lenovo.
The product, however. The product that changes the inertia is not there. Something that does what iPhone has done to telephony. A device, in short, that everyone wears.
Why should EyeJets do it?
Because it takes a completely different approach, according to its CEO. Instead of projecting digital data from a computer or smartphone onto the lenses of the glasses, they project it directly into the retina of the eye.
To tell the truth even this is already experienced (with many problems, because the eye moves a lot and the images arrive blurry). Unlike other companies, though, EyeJets technology combines eye tracking - is your eye moving? The projection "corrects" itself in real time, adapting to the movement.
In other words, I read from the official site of the startup, the images projected on the retina by these smart glasses will always be in the center of the field of view. And this can make a difference.
How things will change
Next month EyeJets will present its technology to the world at a virtual and augmented reality convention in Portugal.
Since then, everything will depend on the lenders. And, ça va sans dire, from the medical performance of the whole device. Of course, being able to project finally stable images into our eyes is an incredible turnaround, but it's always about shooting lasers on the retina.
After these steps, however, I am sure that this technology will totally change the way we see the world.