Konica Minolta is developing a lightweight wearable display for consumer applications that relies on holographic technology. A prototype of the device was on display this week at the Ceatec exhibition in Chiba, Japan.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCeatec EntranceThe Holographic See-Through Browser prototype resembles a pair of eyeglasses and uses a prism with a thickness of 3.5 millimeters and a holographic element to reduce the weight of the display to 27 grams.Konica Minolta has just begun development of the lightweight display and is looking for an application where the device could be useful, said Hiroshi Itou, an assistant manager at the business development group of Konica Minolta Technology Center.\u00a0Possible applications under consideration include giving workers access to an instruction manual or allowing commuters to watch a video while riding a train, he said.In a video demonstration of the technology, Konica Minolta showed how users could watch a motorcycle race on the display while walking around their house. In this demonstration, the see-through image of the game appeared to float in the users\u2019 line of sight.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nKonica Minolta DisplayThe display image is produced by a small attachment above the glasses, which contains a light-emitting diode (LED) that projects the image through a condenser lens and a prism. Once the image travels through the prism, it passes through the display where it is projected onto the holographic element.The display attachment on the glasses is connected by a cable that leads to a small, wearable device.-Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service (Singapore Bureau)Related Links:\n\nCeatec: HD Films on PCs? Not Without Fast Processors\n\nCeatec: Sharp Translator Helps Tourists\n\nCeatec: Japanese PC Makers Lead Convergence Push\n\nFujitsu Shows Off Prototype PC Designs at Ceatec\n\nNTT DoCoMo Unveils Fuel Cell Prototype at Ceatec\n\nHitachi Maxell Develops Wafer-Thin Storage DiscCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.