Tagged: glasses

Level – Stylish eyeglasses double as activity tracker

Level Eyeglasses with Activity Tracking_1

Who says wearable glasses need to be bulky and ordinary looking? VOS Global in association with University of Southern California’s (USC) Center For Body Computing has developed a tech-savvy pair of glasses which monitor your fitness. Earlier known as Project Genisis, the final version of this eyewear dubbed Level distributes the weight of embedded hardware on both the temples equally. Sensors like Bluetooth, accelerometer, gyroscope or magnetometer are all fitted inside the thick temples of this stylish eyewear.
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Omnifocal glasses auto correct focus depending on distance you’re looking at

deepoptics omnifocal glasses

When you begin to lose your vision with age, two things most hampered are your field of view and ability to focus on things you’re looking at instantly. An Israel-based company called Deep Optics wants to change that for people with fading near sighted vision using a pair of tech-infused glasses. Dubbed Omnifocal, the pair of glasses have the ability to change optical power in real time to enhance user’s vision. The wearer can look wherever they want without compromising clarity or field of view (which ordinary glasses do) with these auto focus correcting lens. Read More…

J!ns’ Screen Night Use glasses help you sleep better

J!ns’ Screen Night Use glasses

Smartphones and tablets bring the world to the palm of our hand and help us do things the easy way. But they also come with one major downside. Those damn gadgets don’t let us sleep on time. Ringing notifications from social apps like Facebook or that irresistible urge to play another level of your favorite game. The perfect recipe for insomnia and lack of sleep which can affect your next day’s routine. Overtime this can cause long term brain damage and other problems. Even worse, the blue light emitted from the screen of your smartphone disrupts the sleep cycle and keeps you awake for doing more stuff on the phone unnecessarily.
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Toshiba Wearvue TG-1 glasses assist hand-free operation in industries

Toshiba Wearvue TG-1 glass_3

At the Wearable Expo in Tokyo, Toshiba revealed wearable glass for commercial use, and they call it Wearvue TG-1. An improvement on the Toshiba Glass released at CEATEC 2014, this wearable displays information to the viewer from a connected Windows PC. This device is majorly targeted towards corporate customers where employees don’t have to bring a manual to carry on their task by getting a projection of text on their display screen of the wearable glasses. The end result is increased productivity, less hassle for workers and more accuracy in the tasks they perform.
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Asus planning affordable Augmented Reality headset for 2016 launch

HoloLens - Asus developing augmented reality headset

Virtual reality headset market is heating up with each passing day. We are already aware of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive making it to the shelves early next year; and the likes of Google Cardboard already giving us a sense of what to expect from the more sophisticated and expensive headsets. News has it now that Taiwanese PC manufacturer Asus is planning to release its own Augmented Reality headset, which should be released in 2016. According to Asus CEO Jerry Shen, Augmented Reality is going to be more useful than virtual reality – therefore, despite all the traction in the VR market, Asus will tap the more untouched AR market. Read More…

Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 announced for pre-order

Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED E1 augmented reality glasses

Smart glasses with low energy consumption monochrome display

After the launch of prototype Sony SmartEyeglass SDK in September 2014, all eyes were set as to when Sony would release the developers’ version. Good news has arrived as Sony has announced The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 augmented reality glasses which developers can explore. These HUD glasses can be combined with SmartEyeglass sensors, camera and smartphone features for a very unique hands-free experience.
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View Master gets augmented reality makeover courtesy Mattel-Google collaboration

Mattel View Master Google Cardboard

The iconic View-Master toy that was one of the most tech savvy attempts towards virtual reality has unearthed like a phoenix at the New York World’s Fair. Mattel and Google have partnered to make the new age View-Master virtual reality gadget for kids that gives them a very basic peek into the world of augmented reality. Integrating with the Google Cardboard technology, this HUD is tailor-made for kids in the age group of 7 or less.
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Sony’s single lens display module morphs ordinary glasses into HUD

Sony single lens display for wearable glasses

Looking at the inevitable possibility of wearable technology dominated future, Sony has announced the development of a compact and lightweight single-lens display module with OLED technology for enhanced image quality. The module will come handy with any normal eyewear that is capable of displaying high quality visual information. Which means that one can attach it to a pair of sunglasses, goggles, spectacles etc. and incorporate the functionality of a HUD.
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Sony SmartEyeglass SDK released, Google Glass better watch-out!

Sony SmartEyeglass wearable

Google Glass has had many competitors along the way of its development and the final product reveal too. Now, Google Glass is going to have even stiffer competition from renowned manufacturer like Sony, as they have announced SDK Developer Preview for the SmartEyeglass transparent lens eyewear. This SDK will ensure that there are ample platforms for this wearable to work with on its final launch (scheduled early next year) as developers get enough time to make it compatible with other hardware. The wearable glasses look like 3D glasses with 3-megapixel camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, stand-alone microphone and brightness sensor.
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Google Glass compatible Aero Glass facilitates pilot with advanced HUD

Aero glass HUD

A new kind of head mounted display with augmented reality credentials has been spotted, and let me tell you it is going to change the way aviation industry perceives visual information while flying planes. Aero Glass HUD can be mounted onto Google Glasses for providing advanced navigation, waypoints, geographical points of interest, airspace information, ADS-B traffic and other information that is vital for display in pilot’s vision. Not only Google Glass, but the wearable device is going to be compatible with Epson Moverio and other head-mounted type displays. The wearable glass is currently on show at the AirVenture exhibit and the first 200 people to sign-up with the testing program will receive the device for $1000, including the SDK.
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