Will we soon have vision-correcting tablets that eliminate the need for reading glasses?

by: William Neilson JrAugust 1, 2014

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TabTimes had an interesting article the other day that talked about the future of reading on tablets. TabTimes discussed whether a tablet could adjust to a person reading on it and therefore render glasses unnecessary.

Apparently, scientists are working on just that type of tablet that would have a “vision-correcting screen” that would distort to the viewer’s level of vision which would eliminate the need for reading glasses to use the tablet.

“The technology relies on complicated software and algorithms that change the light that a screen emits to distort the image a user sees. This new technology would alter the image (factoring in more than just brightness) so that the viewer would not need to put on a pair of glasses.” – TabTimes

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On August 12, the team of scientists will present a prototype at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Jayfeather787

    This is awesome!

  • poop

    I’m sure many would much rather wear glasses that stay on your head no problem than lug around a tablet to see.

    • Lol what? Did you even read the article?

      • stucrmnx120fshwf

        Yes I don’t think he got it, I see fine without glasses in the distance, but need glasses to read, that’s why they’re called reading glasses. Although reading glasses are cheap at $2.50 and I am always saying to people who are against QHD and UHD, get some cheap reading glasses. We could find a whole group of people who say that they can’t see extra detail, actually seeing extra detail. We’ve seen glasses free 3D, and better glasses free 3D, that tracks and projects to the eyes of the viewer. Notice how many people, there are, who say that they can’t see higher resolution, images except on bigger screens, well either reading glasses, or correcting technology. I love my QHD Nexus 10 and look forward to UHD in 6″, come to that, 3D UHD, really glasses free. G+ images look great on my UHD TV, from my 8 MP Nexus 5 camera, after HDR enhancement. Now we’re seeing more and more UHD video recording capacity on phones, better compression. More mobile GPU UHD processing capabilities, more 128 GB of flash phones, Samsung goes UHD next year. Opening up the UHD movie vaults, as we enter the 64 bit mobile era, with greater than 4 GB of RAM, we could store entire UHD movies in RAM, let alone flash. Let alone gaming, hence the 192 GPUs in K1, when the 72 GPUs in Tegra 4, can already play UHD.

        • Bilal Mahmood

          The people that can’t see 4k are blind there is a massive difference in sharpness and detail

          • stucrmnx120fshwf

            Good on you Bilal, when I see my g+ images on a FHD screen, I cringe at the blockyness, seeing all those dots.

  • Andreas Mikarlsen

    This could only be good for people with small corrections needed, if you need glasses with +3 or more you dont really see much of the world without them so.

  • MasterMuffin

    If this works, I haven’t been this impressed with technology this year!

    • You’re a tough cookie, er, Muffin, to crack! Or please. Let me call Dr. Samsung right now and tell them to step it up!

      • MasterMuffin

        Samsung should step it up! It’s not like this is anything mindblowing, yet I still feel like it’s still more impressive than anything else this year. It’s just so simple yet it helps many people and it’s probably pretty hard to do!

  • Omegaclawe

    I was really hoping that this was an edible alternative to Lasik… oh well…

  • Magnetic1

    What if the left and right eye are not balanced? Can they fix that with a 3D screen?

  • Lennon Roberto

    This is stupidly stupid! How does it sound that you need to use glasses or lens for a good healthy view but not when you’re looking at the thing that potentially harms your healthy view?

    Seriously, the researchers and/or idealizer of this thing simply gone full retard! You should never go full retard.