Apple Granted Patent for Portable 3D Media Goggles
Slashgear.com reports that
Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a pair of portable media viewing goggles. The patent says they “may resemble ski or motorcycle goggles.” The device would likely allow for a 3D viewing experience reminiscent of that found in the Oculus Rift VR headset.
The patent was filed in May of 2007 and granted just today. The wearable would project video to each eye using separate focus modules. Users could enter a prescription, or the device could automatically adjust focus. How this latter method would work isn’t clear yet, but the patent is broad enough to allow for any number of detection methods. Each user’s focal settings could be stored on the device.