18 January 2022

Techabulary #5 – Monocular & Binocular

techabulary monocular binocular

Anyone who has read the previous Techabulary about the concept of “ocular dominance” already knows and how important it is to have this aspect in mind when wearing monocular smart glasses. In the smart glasses market, however, there is another category of augmented reality devices: the binocular smart glasses. How do these two types of glasses differ and which should you choose between a monocular and a binocular device?

Monocular smart glasses are devices with a single display, designed to provide support to the operator on one eye, without invading his field of vision. They are perfect in application fields where it is necessary an open view of what is in front of you, without distractions and with the possibility, in case, to move the display to free your field of vision. Having a single display, monocular devices show images without depth (2D), but they can be easily handled and often put on eyeglasses or goggles.

Here are some monocular smart glasses:

Binocular smart glasses, on the other hand, take a different approach. They are devices with dual displays that project the image directly onto two see-through lenses. The field of view is obstructed, therefore binocular smart glasses are mostly used in activities for which it is necessary to have a large viewing area. Furthermore, with the stereoscopic vision, these smart glasses are able to provide a 3D experience, much more engaging than monocular devices. Furthermore, they have the shape of a normal eyewear and comfortable, light and practical to use.

Some examples of binocular smart glasses:

If you want to learn more about how to choose the most suitable smart glasses for your work, check our guide. Otherwise, contact us: together we will understand which smart glasses are right for you!

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