Unlike other head-mounted displays that create the illusion of watching a large screen, the AirScouter by Brother “projects safe, fast-moving light directly onto your retina that appears to the viewer as a 16-inch display floating transparently at a distance of about 3 feet.” Video after the break.

The tech used by Brother was harvested from its own optical system technologies found in laser and inkjet printers. Brother plans to launch the AirScouter for industrial uses in Japan where the glasses could overlay operating manuals onto machinery.

[via Engadget]