Lumus DK-40 to have full augmented reality support with lens display
Yes, as we write, the much heralded Google Glass is still in development. And, that of course hasn’t stop its competitors to bask in the glory of the wearable HUD technology. As a matter of fact, the Lumus DK-40 has seriously notched it up on the HUD scope by touting its full augmented reality support. In other words, the DK-40′s right lens acts as a full-time display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, as opposed to Google Glass utilizing a separate display component for showing the notifications. This sort of allows the superimposition of the image overlay on your real-world view, thus resulting in a seamless ‘reality’ experience complemented by motion sensors and camera.
In terms of design scope, the Lumus DK-40 has been envisaged as a stand alone dev kit with a small form factor and completely wireless attributes. Likewise, it boasts of an assortment of developer friendly features, like – VGA resolution, optical engine providing a 25 degree FoV (field of view), on-board OMAP processor powered by Android, embedded 9DoF motion sensor and a 5MP camera. Moreover, the unit also comes with a special SDK that allows the programming of the built-in AP and a client program. This enables your Android phone to act as a wireless remote control and mobile network back channel.
As can be gathered from all these features, the Lumus DK-40 was never intended to be used as a commercialized head set. However, as a specialized dev kit (for OEMs), we can expect it to be released sometime in the early part of 2014.