What’s New in Wearable Technology? William Underwood, Ph. D., Abom

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What’s New in Wearable Technology?

William Underwood, Ph.D., ABOM

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

Wearable Technologies:$70 Billion by 2025
Dr Peter Harrop, Mr James Hayward, Raghu Das and Glyn Holland Read

Smart Glasses Categories (5 Min)

  • HUD: a wearable computer and a heads up display.

  • Augmented Reality: live, direct or indirect view of the world…a display that is embedded within the lens rather than an HUD.

  • Virtual Reality: the outside world is excluded. Immersive multimedia, computer-simulated environment.

Smart Glasses (30 Min)

  • Pivothead (Video Glasses)

  • E-Sight Eyewear (Low Vision Video Glasses)

  • Atheer: One (Augmented)

  • Microsoft HOLO (Augumented)

  • Zeiss Cinemizer (Virtual Reality)

  • Epson Moverio BT-200 (Augmented & VR)

  • Laforge Optical: SHIMA (Augmented Reality)

  • Vuzix M100 (HUD)

  • Google: Glass (HUD)


E-Sight Eyewear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E2dcekXzts

eSight may be helpful for people with:

• Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Retinopathy

• Stargardt’s Disease

• Ocular Albinism

• Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

• Cone-Rod Dystrophy

Some forms of Glaucoma

• Other low vision conditions

Atheer One

The Atheer One connects to your Android smartphone, and displays the company’s 3D platform, through which wearers will see an augmented vision of the world.

  • By using gestures and even eye movements, the Atheer One will provide control over different connected devices, incoming data, and more.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0onzbGNJIQ

Microsoft HoloLens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRQv74J7oSk

Zeiss: Cinemizer

The cinemizer OLED virtual reality video glasses from Carl Zeiss combine three-dimensional movie enjoyment with brilliant image quality and outstanding stereo sound.

LaForge Optical: Shima (Formerly ICIS)

Shima is prescription eyewear that displays notifications from your smartphone. This includes real-time updates from your social networks and navigational applications, allowing you to interact with your smartphone.


Epson: Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MxpMby_Oz8

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdD4PAuVyow

Vuzix M100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8DszVr9w2M

Visual Issues with an HUD (5 Min)

Binocular rivalry

  • Eye fatigue and stress

  • Prismatic affect

  • Spherical aberrations

  • Reduced visual acuity

Applications for the ECP and Consumer (5 Min)

  • Ophthalmic

  • Educational

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm7otxW-Y9A

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDKVc0OWA0U

  • Recreational

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY3yUpgTiv0

Questions? (5 Min)

William Underwood, Ph.D., ABOM

Hillsborough Community College

4001 Tampa Bay Blvd.

Tampa, Florida 33614



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