Soon You Can Turn Any Sunglasses Into Night Vision Goggles

Soon we may be able to wear shades in the dark, as one Israeli company is working on a material that would turn any glasses into night-vision goggles. The night-vision goggles are widely used by military, rescuers, wild-life explorers and hikers to see in darkness. Since most night vision devices are extremely bulky this invention will prove to be one of the most helpful tools to mankind.

For this project Professor Gabby Sarusi of Ben Gurion University will lead a group of researchers to create a thin coating that will turn invisible infrared light into visible light for night vision glasses. This project is expected to take five years for completion. And unlike other expensive and bulky night vision systems, Sarusi and his team will develop a layer one micron thick that can be applied to any glasses.


About Prof. Sarusi:
Sarusi has an experience of 17 years at an electro optics company and was in charge of developing the next generation of thermal imaging night vision systems. He also developed airborne and space-borne cameras for Israel’s aerial photography, Ofek satellites and hyperspectral airborne intelligence systems. Sarusi’s team is one of only two recipients of a major grant from the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI).

According to Sarusi he knew the architecture layer and was looking for the best builders for each part of the layer. His team consist of Professor Yuval Golan, head of IKI (University’s Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology), Professor Gabriel Lemcoff, head of BGU’s Department of Chemistry, Professor Michael Bendikov from the Organic Chemistry Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor Gil Markovich, the head of the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University, Professor Amir Sa’ar and Professor Uriel Levi, the former head and the current head of the Nanotechnology Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem respectively and Professor Efrat Lifshitz from the Chemistry Department of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Source: Researchers Working To Turn Any Sunglasses Into Night-Vision Goggles!

What do you have to say about these goggles? Share your views in comments.


  • prahu mac
    prahu mac
    nice but what about the pricing of these!!!!!
  • Mrinmoy Swarnakar
    Mrinmoy Swarnakar
    nice but what about the pricing of these!!!!!
    well we have to wait for that...

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