A UK Startup has invented an invisible shield, yes you heard me.. straight up Sci-fi stuff.
The company aptly named Invisibility Shield Co set out to raise money on Kick Starter, they were looking for £5000 and are currently on £245000, If you pledge £299 you get a 950mm x 650mm panel in December 2022. It’s not massive, but you could play some mean pranks with it.
Want to just do some magic tricks with the 310mm x 210mm shield, get the starter shield for £50
I’m still trying to think of a real world use other than the coolest hide-n- seek game, got any ideas let me know.
Each shield uses a precision engineered lens array to direct much of the light reflected from the subject away from the observer, sending it sideways across the face of the shield to the left and right. Because the lenses in this array are vertically oriented, the vertically oriented strip of light reflected by the standing/crouching subject quickly becomes very diffuse when spread out horizontally on passing through the back of the shield. In contrast, the light reflected from the background is much brighter and wider, so when it passes through the back of the shield, far more of it is refracted both across the shield and towards the observer. From the observer’s perspective, this background light is effectively smeared horizontally across the front face of the shield, over the area where the subject would ordinarily be seen.
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