Several sites today have been abuzz about these concept Nike cycling glasses by Billy May. The glasses, called Nike Hindsight, feature Fresnel lenses integrated into the sides maximizing the peripheral view of the person riding the bike. Most people only see about 180-degrees of forward vision and these NIke Hindsight glasses use the Fresnel lenses to actually bend light so that a person can see about 25-degrees behind their standard peripheral.

The idea behind these glasses is something that I’d love to see any company (not just Nike) capitalize on. I can see these glasses being used in all sorts of fields (not just cycling) where a greater field of vision would better the person in that situation.

A couple of more images inside of how the glasses will help at large intersections.