Zeiss has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Deutsche Telekom, called Tooz Technologies, to pursue its previously reported project to develop “smart glasses” (Eyewear Intelligence Vol. 18 N° 4+5 of March 29, 2017). They can be integrated into normal prescription frames and used for sport, shopping, surgery, logistics or other professional applications. The data will be projected through a nearly invisible prism, requiring less energy than Google Glass. The joint venture will have offices in Germany and the U.S. Its technology can be licensed. Zeiss is also planning a cooperation with Lufthansa to develop augmented-reality glasses that will allow customers to interact with the staff on its flights.

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