Join Date:Joined: Oct 2014
Ergonomics: screens sit too low in my field of vision
I am not a developer or even a very experienced Android user, but I am a private pilot beta testing the Aero Glass app for pilots using the BT-200 glasses. Aero Glass has a very compelling use case -- a heads-up display of flight, airport, nav, and traffic data. But I had a problem and found this thread with a fairly large and active user group. I posted this in the Aero Glass forum also.
My problem is very basic and deals with the screen positioning of the device within my field of vision. I have played with the nose piece ad infinitum and no amount of adjustment seems to raise the screen into the center of my field of view. A centered screen is critical in order to have the Aero Glass HUD and artificial horizon dead centered when my head is in a natural straight-forward position.
I notice that raising the lense portion of the glasses using the nose pieces does not appear to raise the screens proportionally and after raising it a little it begins to disappear from view anyway. With ear pieces on top of the ears as normal, every nose position I have tried has the top of the screen sitting just below my eyes-level poSition.
However, changing the *angle* of the glasses helps immensely but requires me to lower the ear pieces by actually taking them off the top of my ears, stretching them wider a bit, and sliding them down almost to my ear lobes. Weird, and far from a solution, but that puts the screens in the dead center of my FOV.
It seems that the ear pieces are cheap and unadjustable chunks of plastic. Does anyone know if they can be removed or replaced? I don't think so, unfortunately. If not, I am considering doing some...er... modifications to the ear pieces.
Do the screens normally sit so low? Is that the intended poition? Seems not very useful for AR but would be ok for watching vids and such (but then that would defeat the AR purpose).
Please forgive the thread hijack.