Dr. Nakamats’s new invention: Extra-functional eyeglasses

Dr. Nakamats, the world’s most prolific (more than 3500 patents) inventor, and winner of the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition, had just obtained yet another patent. His Extra-functional eyeglasses function as traditional eyeglasses do, and also perform extra services for the person wearing them. The invention exists in several different flavors:


  • Night-walking glasses, which provide light when the surroundings are dark changing-eye-color glasses, for the person who wishes to appear to have a new eye color
  • Silent-communication glasses, for the person who is too shy to speak words but would not mind having the glasses display printed words and thoughts
  • Hiding-eye-wrinkles-glasses, for the person who wishes to hide eye wrinkles
  • Conference-glasses, for the person who is tired, and wishes to sleep unnoticed during a meeting

Here are some technical drawings from the patent document:



Here is the inventor modeling his Silent-communication glasses:


And here is the inventor, modeling his Night-walking glasses:


VIDEO: Dr. Nakamats sent us action video of him modeling the various forms of the invention. You can watch it on the Improbable Research Facebook page:


Ps. Dr. Nakamats informs us that he is “still not dead”. [For background on that see the report called “Dr. Nakamats, Continued!“]