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Donnie Lytle ITGM 705 1/19/2011 Exercise 1, Digital Artifact: Second Sight HUD Glasses Put down your iPad, throw out your old GPS, and leave your smart phone at home. Introducing the latest breakthrough in personal digital technologies: Second Sight Heads Up Display Glasses, or “Second Sights” for short. Second Sights are revolutionary products that combine the abilities of numerous pieces of technology into one convenient, easy to use device. Second Sights use a digitally projected Heads Up Display (HUD), that not only simplifies the wearer’s daily tasks, but enhances them as well.


Here are some of the Second Sights’ features: 

Two offset cameras (perceives depth, creates the illusion of 3D)

A laser (accurately calculates distance and speed --a procedural attribute)

A fully interactive 3D HUD (the reality of 3D space meshes with the digitalization of the same space. See “How Does this HUD thing Work?” for more details --a spatial and participatory attribute)

A wireless 4G node (download information on your surroundings in a fraction of a millisecond, call, text, socialize –an encyclopedic and participatory attribute)

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GPS (you’ll always know your way around)

Facial recognition software (first day on the job? Verbally match a name to a face and the Second Sight’s HUD will ensure you never fumble for names again –a procedural attribute)

A digital compass

Date and time

Second Sights also have a sunglasses mode

Second Sights come in a variety of colors: from bright yellow, to glossy black

How Does this HUD thing Work? The lenses are created from a material that allows the illusion of three-dimensional space to be created on the surface of the lens. This, combined with the offset cameras, allow the HUD to be more interactive. When the Second Sights are first set up, the wearer is provided


with a calibration test. During this test the wearer should stand about arm’s length from a solid colored wall. The viewer will then be instructed to touch the wall in various locations, thus calibrating the HUD’s navigation interface. Once adjusted, the wearer will be able to press buttons much like they would on a touch screen, except now the touch screen is the size of your visual space and floating an arm’s length in front of you.

HUD off

HUD on

Safety: The HUD colors have a high opacity and HUD itself is very minimal. This is to prevent accidents, especially while driving. All features can be turned off or on within the HUDs easy to use menu (DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE MENU WHILE DRIVING, ExtraSenseProductions is not liable for any damages or injuries that may result from product misuse).

Second Sight HUD Glasses  

Exercise 1, ITGM 705. Concept for a digital artifact.

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