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Intel Working On AR Smart Glasses That You May Like

06 February 2018

The Bluetooth-enabled augmented-reality prototype is compatible with both Android and iOS and look positively ordinary, which considering past smart glasses attempts is a great thing. Beyond the developer program, Intel is somewhat vague about its plans for Vaunt, other than saying it wants some sort of partnership with other companies to really bring the technology to market rather than trying to launch the glasses as an in-house product. There's no camera, microphone, or odd display attached to the frame. There is also a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser which essentially is a low power laser, enough to be considered safe for viewing by the human eye. Future users can buy prescription and non-prescription lenses of the accessory as easily as they might purchase glasses at a store.

Smart glasses are usually easy to spot because they come with obvious signs of tech additions such as a camera. In one demo, it showed that you could see a person's birthday and other pertinent personal info while you're chatting with them on the phone.

"We wanted to make sure somebody puts this on and gets value without any of the negative impact of technology on their head". And the reason to do that was to make the glasses under the weight of 50 grams. This image is projected onto a holographic reflector on the glasses' right lens, which then reflects it directly onto the retina. The best part seems to be that the image is unobtrusive and will disappear if the user is not looking right at it.

In addition to the laser technology, the Vaunt prototype will include an app processor built into the device.

The laser is a VCSEL - the same laser used by the iPhone X to scan your face for Animoji and Face ID - and one that Intel's NDG promises is too weak to cause any retinal damage.

Smart glasses have never looked nicer.

When it comes to software, Intel has said that the Vaunt will reduce work done on smartphones, similar to what a smartwatch does.

The company is also reportedly considering adding a microphone and making Vaunt compatible with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa for voice control. The responses will appear in front of your eyes.

Intel has unveiled new smartglasses named Vaunt which mimics real-life glasses but still keeps the user notified of the latest developments by projecting the image right onto the user's retina.

These are still early days for Vaunt. Intel's new smart glasses called Vaunt have none of the obvious features associated with the wearables, however, and it looks downright normal.

Intel Working On AR Smart Glasses That You May Like