VR Zone reports Apple has been awarded a patent for a head-mounted display. It's a little different from Google's Glass, but it's a signal that Google may be right that wearable technology is going to become the norm a couple of years from now.
A patent granted to Apple today outlined some key features that reveal Apple may be on a collision course with Google in the future. The patent entitled “Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays” discusses the techniques for projecting an image into someone’s eyes through the use of head-mounted-displays.
The Abstract section states:
“Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for projecting a source image in a head-mounted display apparatus for a user. A first display projects an image viewable by a first eye of the user. A first peripheral light element is positioned to emit light of one or more colors in close proximity to the periphery of the first display. A receives data representing a source image, processes the data representing the source image to generate a first image for the first display and to generate a first set of peripheral conditioning signals for the first peripheral light element, directs the first image to the first display, and directs the first set of peripheral conditioning signals to the first peripheral light element. As a result, an enhanced viewing experience is created for the user.”