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Glyph Virtual Retina Display Headset Surges Past $250,000 Kickstarter Goal In Hours

Jan 24 2014, 5:38am CST | by

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Glyph Virtual Retina Display Headset Surges Past $250,000 Kickstarter Goal In Hours

Avegant has created a “virtual retina display” headset called the Glyph. Glyph is the size of standard studio headphones and the headband has display screens that project imagery directly to the retina so that it feels like you are looking at an 80-inch high definition TV. Glyph is noise-canceling and uses a unique flip-down factor to bring the personal theater in front of the user’s eyes.

Glyph uses a low power LED to bring the imagery in front of the user. The imagery passes through a first set of optics, gets reflected off of a micromirror array with two million mirrors, and then the imagery is shaped for the eye. From there, the stream is projected through a second set of optics directly onto the retina.

What if you wear glasses? The diopters in the Glyph can be adjusted to a wide variety of prescriptions (+2 to -6) and pupillary distances so that you will not need your glasses. However, astigmatic eyesight is not supported in this model.

The Glyph has an HDMI input so that it can display anything from your content library such as movies that you own or Netflix movies that are streamed through your mobile device. You can also use Glyph for gaming with a PlayStation or Xbox console. Glyph has a battery life of about three hours. If you are interested in buying Glyph, the price has been set at $499.

In order to ramp up production of Glyph, Avegant turned to crowdfunding for help. Avegant’s Kickstarter campaign went live yesterday and the $250,000 goal was surpassed in about four hours. As of right now, Glyph has raised over $460,000 from 950+ backers.

You can learn more about how Glyph was developed in their Kickstarter video below:

What are your thoughts about Glyph? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Forbes

 

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