Konica Minolta developing head-mounted display with holographic technology


    Squinting to watch videos on your cell phone screen kind of sucks the big one, doesn’t it. Wearable displays are gaining in favour, especially now that they are keeping the weight down and — in the case of Konica Minolta’s latest innovation — implementing holographic technology. A working prototype, weighing just 27 grams, was over at the CEATEC trade show.

    Although it may look like a pair of eye glasses, this wearable display “uses a prism with a thickness of 3.5 millimetres and a holographic element.” Future applications include video watching on the commuter train and instruction manual reading while on the job. Sound dangerous? It’s not, because the display is somewhat transparent, allowing you to still see the real world behind the holographic images the glasses provide.