Loupe: a handheld near-eye displayOctober 05, 2014
I worked on Loupe when I interned at Nokia in the Summer of 2013. We published a paper on it in UIST 2014.
Loupe is a novel interactive device with a near-eye virtual display similar to head-up display glasses that retains a handheld form factor. We present our hardware implementation and discuss our user interface that leverages Loupe’s unique combination of properties. In particular, we present our input capabilities, spatial metaphor, opportunities for using the round aspect of Loupe, and our use of focal depth. We demonstrate how those capabilities come together in an example application designed to allow quick access to information feeds.