Guy Invents Glasses That Allow Short People To See The World From ‘Above’ (+6 Other Inventions)

I have a friend who’s 6’6″ (about 200cm) and every time we find a spot in the crowd to hear a concert I can hear people behind us tick in anger. Turns out, this problem is way more common than we assumed. Dominic Wilcox, however, has just created something that should help people overcome their height disadvantage — the One Foot Taller Periscope glasses. As you might’ve already guessed by its name, this device allows the wearer to see ‘one foot taller’ (30.5cm) than their normal eye level.

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“One Foot Taller Periscope glasses”

Image credits: Dominic Wilcox

Image credits: Dominic Wilcox

Image credits: Dominic Wilcox

“I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band,” Dominic wrote. “This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me.”

Image credits: Dominic Wilcox

The piece was made from one sheet of mirrored acrylic bent precisely. Microsoft Surface challenged Dominic to think up some everyday problems and solve them with an extraordinary solution for an exhibition in London. Dominic’s other creation The Directing Jacket, to solve the problem of not knowing what side to walk passed an oncoming pedestrian can be seen here.

Image credits: Dominic Wilcox

Dominic has created many more cool gadgets, including the “Directing Jacket”

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Here’s what people had to say about the glasses

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