Creator of “smart glasses for soldiers’ comes with consumer version




Osterhout Design Group comes with a smart glasses that has to compete with Google and Glass. The company released earlier such wearable for professional use. The glasses can lay among other images about the normal view and record video.

At the Consumer Electronics Show held from 6 to 9 January, held the smart glasses shown, as confirmed Osterhout Design Group, an American company. The glasses must lie somewhere between Google Glass and a virtual reality goggles as the Oculus Rift. For example, there may just be viewed through the glasses, but it is also possible to project images, for example, to watch a movie. Since the movements of the carrier are monitored the smart glasses can be used for augmented reality applications.

According to the makers appearance is based on Wayfarer sunglasses and is used the Vuforia technology developed by Qualcomm and was designed for virtual reality and object recognition on mobile devices. For the operation is no link with a smartphone or other mobile device needed: according Osterhout Design Group is the smart glasses functionally equivalent to an Android tablet. This year the smart glasses must come at a price of “less than $ 1,000.” Compared with the versions for professional use that the company had already released the consumer version should be lighter and smaller.

Sleigh data spectacles of Osterhout Design Group, which despite the name is not created by a Dutchman, to include already used by the US military: the company won a number of contracts with the US Department of Defense on hold and now has thousands of be extradited Android-based R-6 glasses. For the eyewear Osterhout Design Group developed a proprietary interface called ReticleOS.


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