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Periscope Glasses - A Solution For Short people

Periscope Glasses - A Solution For Short people

If you are not very tall and you ever felt the pain of going to a gig or festival and someone is blocking the view as they are so tall then one inventor might just have the solution to all your problems.

Dominic Wilcox has created the 'One Foot Taller' glasses, which are essentially a pair of periscope glasses that allow you to see over the heads of people in front of you. It's essentially a pair of glasses that use a reflector set on a 30.5 cm-long pole, the other end of which is attached to the bridge of the frame. Instead of lenses here is another set of reflectors. This way, you can see what's happening in front of you as if you were a foot taller.

Talking about the inspiration behind his specs, Wilcox said: I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me.

He created the glasses using a sheet of mirrored acrylic with a 45-degree bend, to ensure the smaller mirror can reflect the larger mirror, which faces outwards, giving whoever wears them a better view.

Some people get their thrills from bungee jumping or scoring a winning goal at Wembley, but I get mine from coming up with creative ideas. Creativity is important because the world has many problems and challenges, and we need a lot more people with creative solutions to solve them, Wilcox told The Mirror.

The glasses were designed after Microsoft Surface challenged inventors to come up with 'extraordinary solutions' for 'everyday problems' for an exhibition in London.

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