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These days, sunglasses can do more than filter out harmful sun rays, they can bring in vital information! Sailors of the Oracle BMW Racing team have tested and utilized a micro-display system that enables them to receive live performance data from the race boat on their sunglasses, directly in their field of vision. In fact, Oracle's breakthrough shades have a connection to the formula that Formula One auto racing developed. That technology was recently adapted for use by the San Francisco team in the America's Cup trials; it's similar to a racing helmet that BMW developed for its Formula One driver, Ralf Schumacher.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|