You can now get 12 inches taller – thanks to these "periscope glasses"

You can now get 12 inches taller – thanks to these “periscope glasses”

Is your height below average? Or do you know someone who always has to stand on the tips of their toes to look over crowds?

For some, it’s tough to get a good view while attending, for example, a concert. Even if you don’t have a short stature, you remember that time at the cinema when that giant sat in front of you, it’s happened to everyone. However, now you can stop despairing, the solution is here!

The inventor Dominic Wilcox has created the periscope glasses “One Foot Taller”. This device lets you see from, well… One foot higher than usual – so short people can look over the obstacles in front of them.

The glasses add an extra foot to your visual height and act as a periscope as they extend up into the air and provide a good overview of what’s ahead. Perfect if you are in a crowd or behind a giant.

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Picture: The Sun / One Foot Taller

“It works well”

Dominic Wilcox talks about the experience that inspired his invention.

“I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band due to the tall people in front of her. This gave me the idea to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as six-foot-plus people like me. It works well, though dancing with it on might be a challenge!” Dominic said.

Picture: The Sun / One Foot Taller

Wilcox created the design so that the glasses include a smaller mirror positioned upwards at a 45-degree angle towards a large mirror which points outwards.

It should make the wearer get a clear picture of what is ahead. He showed the unique glasses at the Extraordinary Solutions to everyday Problems exhibit in the D&AD Festival in London.

“Creativity is important because the world has many problems and challenges, and we need a lot more people with creative solutions to solve them,” said Wilcox, according to The Sun.

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Picture: The Sun / One Foot Taller

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