Effects of the Use of Smart Glasses on Eyesight

  • Natasa Vujica Herzog
  • Amer BeharicEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Smart glasses, also named as data glasses, are an example of Head Mounted Display (HMD) with a great potential in different manufacturing environments. They collect data from a wireless network and project information directly into the user’s eye. It is evidenced from the literature that HMD can cause headaches, pressure in the eyes, problems with focusing and difficulties with text reading. Therefore, we tried to research whether use of smart glasses could be harmful for the human eye or not. To study the addressed problems, a research was performed in testing warehouse environment at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Users comfort was tested through questionnaire and several eyes investigations before and after use of smart glasses in Healthcare Center Maribor. The results of the performed ophthalmologic tests show that there are some statistically significant differences between tests results performed before and after use of smart glasses that cannot be overlooked.


Human-systems integration Smart glasses Industry 4.0 Warehouse 



This work was supported by the Slovenian Research Agency in the framework of Grant P2-0190. The research was funded by The Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Healthcare Center Dr. Adolfa Drolca MariborMariborSlovenia

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