Dominic Wilcox has made the ‘One Foot Taller’ glasses, which are basically a couple of periscope glasses that enable you to see over the heads of individuals in front of you. What a time to be alive.
The glasses include one foot (or 30.5cm) on to the wearer’s typical eye-level.
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. “It works well, though dancing with it on might be a challenge!”
He made the glasses utilizing a sheet of mirrored acrylic with a 45-degree bend, to ensure the smaller mirror can reflect the larger mirror, giving whoever wears them a superior view.
The glasses were structured after Microsoft Surface challenged inventors to come up with ‘extraordinary solutions’ for ‘everyday problems’ for an exhibition in London.
Speaking to the Mirror about his drive to invent, Wilcox explained:
“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. “I think that everyone can become more creative and increase their ability to think up new ideas. “Creativity is just a particular way of thinking that can be learned and practised like any other skill.”
He further added: “Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create. “I also experiment with materials to try to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or a computer.”