Israeli Startup Develops Smart Glasses to Replace Smartphones

Israeli startup EyeJets has developed smart glasses that project images directly onto the retina of the eye. The company says its new device called EyeVis will soon replace smartphones.

It uses a system known as a “virtual retinal display” (VRD), which projects images or content generated by a computer, television or smartphone directly onto the eye of the wearer rather than on a screen.

The technology is coupled with an exclusive eye tracking unit that allows the projection to be placed precisely in the center of the field of vision according to eye movements.

According to Edu Strul, CEO of EyeJets, this device is unlike any other available on the market today.

“For most companies that have developed smart glasses or augmented reality glasses, the image or display is on the lens,” Strul told The Media Line. “We have developed eye tracking which follows the movement of your eyes. This means that if you watch a film, you will see it very well because the projection is directly in the center of the field of vision. No one has done this before” .

EyeJets was founded by Mr. Strul and Dr. Joshua Gur, who serves as Chief Technology Officer and has 40 years of experience in optical technology. The duo was then joined by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz, Chief Medical Officer, Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in the field of intraocular optics.

Although other companies have had success in developing VRD-based systems in the past, projected images were either sideways or blurry due to the lack of eye movement tracking capabilities.

The EyeVis, which the startup hopes to launch by the end of next year, will come with a range of smartphone features, including sound, camera options and a virtual keyboard that will allow users to type . It will also be compatible with existing smartphone applications.

“When we presented it to the Israel Innovation Authority, the first question was about safety,” Strul said, adding that the new device meets standards set by VRD laser studies that were previously carried out by the US military.

The EyeVis keeps users’ peripheral vision active so they can always see what’s going on in the real world. In addition, the size and transparency of the image projected onto the retina can be adjusted, Strul said. People requiring regular glasses will also be able to wear smart glasses with a prescription if necessary.

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