Are you friends or family with a short individual? Do you know someone who always has to stand on their toes to be able to see past a large crowd?
It can be tough for them to end up behind a 6′ 5″ tall giant during an important event. But worry not, now the solution is here!
Inventor Dominic Wilcox has created glasses inspired by a periscope. “One Foot Taller” extends about, you guessed it, one foot up into the air – and lets shorter people look over the obstacles in front of them.
The glasses add 12 inches to the wearer’s height, acting as a sort of periscope as they extend into the air and give a wide perspective of what is in front. Perfect if you are in a crowd or behind a very tall creature.
“The periscope works well“
Dominic Wilcox talks about the inspiration that let him to 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,” he added. “It works well, though dancing with it on might be a challenge!” he thinks.
Wilcox created the design so that a smaller mirror in front of the glasses reflects what the top captures.
This should give the wearer a clearer picture of what’s in front. The unique glasses / periscope were displayed at an exhibition in London where inventors were commissioned to develop extraordinary solutions to everyday problems.
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