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AR Smart Glasses Industry 4.0

Augmented-Reality Smart Glasses for Industry 4.0

Augmented-reality (AR) smart glass is a nascent technology with clear benefits for digital manufacturing that needs real-world validation to enable the efficiency gains required by Industry 4.0

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What Is Photovoltaic Smart Glass?

Photovoltaic smart glass converts ultraviolet and infrared to electricity while transmitting visible light into building interiors, enabling the sustainable use of natural daylight.

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What is Photochromic Smart Glass?

Photochromic glass promotes sustainable architecture and compliance with green building standards such as LEED and BREEAM, by allowing interiors to meet the minimum daylighting requirements of 300 lux across 50% of building space, without the accompanying increase in HVAC costs.

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What is Thermochromic Smart Glass?

Thermochromic smart glass reduces solar heat gain into buildings, reducing air conditioning costs and contributing to ‘net-zero’ construction.

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Anticipating the European Climate Law with Smart Glass

Smart glass can help architects to cut carbon emissions by reducing heating and cooling costs in buildings, thus complying with the proposed new European Climate Law, which intends to convert Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

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Translucent Concrete and Smart Glass

Translucent concrete is an architectural and design tool which transmits and scatters daylight throughout a building, offering energy efficiency, sustainability and privacy, as well as serving as a structural and insulative element.

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What is SPD SmartGlass?

Suspended Particle Devices (SPD) smart glass is a technology developed and patented by Research Frontiers Inc. and allows a voltage-driven, reversible and variable change in glass transmittance, benefitting privacy, energy efficiency and security.

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What Is PDLC Smart Glass?

With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals in PDLC smart glass orient randomly and scatter light. When an electrical signal is applied, the liquid crystals orient themselves parallel to each other, allowing light through and illuminating parts of the building which would otherwise remain in darkness.

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Colour Rendering of Smart Glass for Healthcare

The colour rendering capabilities of smart glass facades in healthcare facilities can directly influence medical diagnoses that rely on a visual observation of the colour of human tissue.

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Smart Glass for Improved Hygiene in Healthcare

Smart glass facilitates disinfection in healthcare environments, thus replacing curtains, drapes and window blinds which can harbour pathogens. We ask the question: why is glass easy to clean in the first place?

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Expert Interview with Dr. Aritra Ghosh

We are joined by Dr. Aritra Ghosh, post-doctoral fellow in renewable energy at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter.

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What is Electrochromic Smart Glass?

Electrochromic smart glass changes transmittance when powered by a DC voltage. This reversible change alters the state of the glass between transparent and opaque (or any state in between), with switching times in the order of minutes.

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What is Smart Glass?

We define ‘smart glass’ as having modifications to the structure of any glazing product, or technologies which augment its behaviour. These can be surface coatings, internal lamination or electronic circuits embedded in or on the glass.

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