Lumus, who creates wearable displays, has revealed their newest technology. The “OE-31” is a compact Heads Up Display that has an small optical engine that can be used in various frames such as goggles, motorcycle helmets, prescription or regular sun glasses. It will also be available in both binocular and monocular configurations. If that sounds familiar, Google is also working on their own heads up display glasses.
The OE-31 sensor only weighs .35 ounces and is no more than the size of a quarter. The design of the sensor allows for a 19-degree field of view and a full color 640 x 360 picture display. While the resolution on paper will look small, in reality the viewing experience will be closest to being in front of a 40 inch screen from a few feet away.
Display format: nHD 640 x 360 pixels
Field of View: 19°
Virtual screen size: Equivalent of 40″ screen at 10 ft away; 400″ at 100 ft away
Eye motion box: 10 x 8 mm
Display color: Full color
Brightness: >1,000 FtL
Contrast ratio: >250:1
Eye relief: 18 mm
LOE thickness: 1.6 mm
No word yet on when this will come to market, but it will be interesting to see what kind of products it will be incorporated into.