As a web-connected device, the Smart Glasses are interactive and merge virtual information with the real world. Wearers can use them to watch videos or browse the internet while still being able to see ahead and around them while they’re out and about.
Vuzix said the Smart Glasses, which are being developed through a licensing partnership with Nokia, will “relay output into a 1.4 mm thick plastic waveguide lens with input and output hologram structures on the surface which squeezes the light down the waveguide and then two dimensionally expands the image back into the user’s eye, creating an image that is then mixed into the real world.”
Vuzix is planning a line of both monocular and binocular Smart Glasses for the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. With integrated head tracking and options for multiple camera technologies, Vuzix Smart Glasses can broaden the users’ sensory perception across a greatly expanded light spectrum; additionally they can be used to recognise their environment along with their position in the real world, all-the-while recording and transmitting what the user sees.
The new Smart Glasses are due to be released into the commercial and industrials markets mid-year.