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Before Google Glass there were dozens of others

Augmented reality glasses have been around longer than Google Glass
Augmented reality glasses have been around longer than Google Glassby Doug Bardwell

There are probably more Google Glass wearers at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week than anywhere else in the world. As people pass by in the crowded aisles and corridors, it’s rare that five minutes goes by without spotting another Glass wearer.

With the popularity of wearable technology rising among the tech-savvy attendees at this show, the Consumer Electronics Association thought it would be interesting to assemble a retrospective of previous augmented reality glassware.

These are all photos of other OHMD’s (optical head mounted displays) that predate the public release of Google Glass, The oldest model shown at the show was released in 1988.