Patent Number: 6,166,857

Title: Optical guide fixture

Abstract: The present invention provides an optical guide fixture for coupling visual information on a surface to a viewer. The optical guide fixture of the invention can be coupled to an optical receiver, such as a digital camera, operably connected to a head-mounted display unit to provide a device according to the invention for viewing a surface. Such a device, in one application, provides magnified images of visual information on a surface, such as a page of a book, to a patient with a visual impairment.

Inventors: Arai; Mikki (Lexington, MA), Hirose; Tatsuo (Boston, MA)


International Classification: G02B 27/40 (20060101); G02B 27/01 (20060101); H04N 1/195 (20060101); H04N 1/107 (20060101); G02B 027/14 (); G02B 027/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017