This is cool! - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-2004, 05:44 AM   #1
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default This is cool!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3647437.stm

It'd be even better than the HUD...

Quote:
A system that projects light beams directly into the eye could change the way we see the world.
US firm Microvision has developed a system that projects lasers onto the retina, allowing users to view images on top of their normal field of vision.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

One step closer to being a cyborg...

If that thing has a power surge, you're blind.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 05:56 AM   #3
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

It'* not shooting the laser straight into your eye!! They have a kind of a diagram at the bottom showing it'* just a strap on HUD. Now that I think about it, I got to play with one of them in the Army back in the early 80'*. Apache pilots have been using them for that long (Optical sighting system. Pretty dang neat!!)
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 02:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

If it gets enough power...
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
parallelcircuits is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks like it is reflecting into the eye to me.

Quote:
The scanned beam is focused onto an optical element called an exit pupil expander. When the light from the expander is collected by a lens and guided by a mirror and a see-through monocle to the eye, it covers the entire area seen by the pupil.

Microvision say the technology is safe because of very low strength of the laser used.

The power of the light is about a thousandth of a watt," said Mr Goldstein.

"Not only is it low power, but it is also not dwelling in one place on the retina for any period of time
parallelcircuits is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cool song with a cool video ga93sle Lounge 0 07-25-2007 11:46 PM
COOL. COOL. COOLSVILLE. PEARL_JAM Lounge 8 04-06-2007 11:28 PM
Cool! willwren Lounge 21 10-16-2002 01:01 AM
Pretty Cool CAI for sale on E-bay for the Bonnie CDecker Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 1 08-02-2002 04:09 PM
Cool video Teuobk General GM Chat 4 12-31-1969 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.