Sunglasses that detect bright spots of light and darken specific parts of the lens to protect sunglasses wearers from blinding glare have been developed in a joint effort with the University at Buffalo (UB).
Inventor Chris Mullin teamed up with a UB professor of electrical engineering, SPIE Member Albert Titus, to develop the smart shades. Although they are not yet ready for the consumer market, they are garnering significant attention: they were named in June one of Popular Science magazine's top 10 inventions of 2011.
Titus, co-chair of UB's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has contributed several papers to the SPIE Biomedical Optics symposium. Mullin is the founder and CEO of Dynamic Eye, a company he created in 2003.
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