A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face

A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face

Most eyewear innovations these days involve the addition of tiny screens and cameras to turn your glasses into a 'smart' interface for your phone. But a company called REM Eyewear has actually come up with a clever way to improve the glasses themselves with a unique segmented hinge and cable system that helps them not only fit any sized head, but also stay put when worn.

A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face

On most glasses the temples (or arms as many people call them) are hinged but only move in one direction, allowing them to be folded flat for easy storage when not worn. But with these new Spine glasses the hinge is made up of multiple segments all held together by a single cable within, allowing the temples to move in, out, and even up and down. So they should be able to adjust and comfortably fit almost any sized head or face, and even maintain a strong hold with a a constant gentle hug so they're not always sliding down.

Available soon in both optical and non-prescription sunglass styles, the Spine frames will sell for around $US88 to $US98 in stores and online, which means your days of constantly having to push your glasses back up onto your face might soon be over. [Spine Optics]

A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face
A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face

Comments

    If you need to push your glasses up you've either picked frames that are too wide for your head or you haven't adjusted the hooks to bend inwards enough.

    I've got what people colloquially refer to as a "fat head". So my concern is not whether they fit- but whether they look like I'm wearing a child's pair of glasses. Though even the glasses I'm wearing right now hinge outwards a little to fit my skull.

      Unfortunately most Aussie importers only bring in one size of each set of glasses, best bet is to find a pair you like, then buy the bigger size off the net for half the price.

    I think every pair of eye glasses I've ever bought have been double hinged so they stretch out as well as fold away.

    Are the top ones for hipsters? I can't see any lenses in them.

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