Video glasses project images directly onto your eyeball to enable you to view images much like a screen from a real projector. Brother AirScouter is a prototype of the Retinal Imaging Display (RID) which can be worn like glasses to display a 16-inch screen approximately 3 feet away. The AirScouter consists of three levels: a light source module, a scanning module, and an eyepiece module. The eyewear utilizes technology from an optical micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) scanner.
The glasses have clear lens and a tiny projector mounted on one of the lenses. The images projected are crisp and clear. Unlike other video glasses which obscure the surroundings once worn, the AirScouter allows the user to be aware of what is going on around him. The AirScouter is expected to be used to overlay manuals on machines and will be launched in Japan for the industrial market. Confidential data can also be viewed via the device.