Phone that you can wear: NTT Docomo’s head-mounted AR smartphone
After revolutionizing the world with wearable computers like the Google Glass and Motorola Solutions HC1; it’s now time to experiment with a wearable smartphone. That’s right, until now, smartphones were just hand held but now their smartness is about to rise to a new horizon with the launch of NTT Docomo’s wearable (head mounted) AR smartphone prototype. What makes this smartphone special is its utility. It is fully hands free, the eyepiece on it is able to facilitate video calling using the AR technologies.
A gesture control system inputs the text into the phone (more over an augmented reality keyboard), a nice set up of 5 cameras is able to capture data for actions and input and lots more. The cameras are basically integrated for video calling application. This set of 5 cameras capture the images of the wearer (using fish-eye lenses) and forms an animated picture for video calling; also a camera in the rear of the phone captures the background to make the image complete and realistic.
This prototype can also monitor the wearer’s health (like blood pressure, heart rate, body odour etcetera) and give feedback. It can also elaborate product details using AR shopping function, while the user can shop at ease (the user would be able to see details regarding a product, which he is looking at, and even can order or buy it using voice commands).
Nothing more is known about the phone’s; its release or pricing and other features & applications, yet this phone looks and promises a lot in the coming time, when the market of digital technology is all set to be ruled by products which are above than the ones in vogue.