Google Glass Alternative worth trying
Google glass was a failure or success ? Its a very debatable question, but in Pilot phase it could not do well, That’s why, Google is redesigning Glass from Scratch.
Glass project is now taken care by Ivy Ross, a jewelry designer and Tony Fadell. Initially Google glass costed around 1,500 $ and is still available on Ebay.in for a whooping price of 1.30 lac.
Google Glass Alternatives
The ORA digital eyewear platform enables a multitude of hands free wireless mobile computing applications such as location based services, logistics, maintenance, sports, messaging, situation awareness, and much more. It can run applications as a standalone wearable computer and can connect via WiFi and Bluetooth to any smart device.
The virtual screen of the ORA has two configurations allowing both “augmented reality” and “glance” modes. This “Flip-Vu” feature allows the image to be either directly in the wearer’s field of view or just below.
The ORA is equipped with a dual core processor w/ GPU, camera, microphone, sound, inertial sensors, WiFi, Blootooth, GPS, ambient light sensor, photochromic lenses, and a high capacity rechargeable battery. The ORA is a new mobile computing paradigm allowing for a truly unique hands-free AR experience
2. Vuzix M100
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses serve up the digital world “hands free”, offering unprecedented access to information, data collection and more. Enhance existing workflows and open new opportunities in industrial, medical, retail, materials management and so many more aspects of your business.
The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses is an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and computer, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for commercial, professional, and prosumer users. Its pre-installed apps can be used to record and playback still pictures and video, track timed events, manage your calendar, link to your phone and more. The M100 is compatible with thousands of existing Android apps and easy access to developer resources enables the creation of custom apps to suit virtually any need
“We’re developing some with industrial applications in mind, but our strengths are not in business so our primary focus is the mainstream consumer,” Hiroshi Mukawa, developer of the Eyeglass projector technology, told the Guardian. “Of course, that’s very challenging.”
The glasses have a camera mounted in the left-hand lens and use an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to track the motion of the wearer’s head, overlaying information to create augmented reality. They connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing Android apps to use the glasses for heads-up information.
Microsoft HoloLens is the first holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely untethered – no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to pin holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see your world.
Microsoft HoloLens features see-through, holographic, high-definition lenses and spatial sound so you can see and hear holograms in the world around you. Complete with advanced sensors and a new Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) that understands the world around you, Microsoft HoloLens is able to run without any wires while processing terabytes of data from the sensors in real-time.
5. Jins Meme
Jins (strictly speaking, J!NS), the Japanese spectacles brand, has launched the world first eyewear that lets you see yourself.
The glasses measure tiredness and concentration based on changes in eye moment. JINS MEME can then judge how much mental or physical strain you are under, even if you yourself dont notice.
The glasses then actually alert you before you cross the threshold after which you won’t be able to recover.The glasses contain small metallic electrooculography (EOG) sensors in the bridge, nose pads and the ear bars. These sensors track electrical potential in eye movements and differences between cornea and retina can be checked against standards for alertness.
6. ODG R-6
Information at the speed of Light.
- Large, 3D, HD, sunlight readable screen for enhanced viewing anywhere, anytime.
- See-thru or fully immersive – be totally connected to your environment or immerse yourself in the digital world.
- Integrated sensors create an intuitive, hands-free and amazing AR and VR experiences.
- Location and position aware and body position independent – works no matter your location or activity.
- High frame rate camera offers first-class object tracking and incredible first person videos.
- ReticleOS® operating system on Android gives you the freedom of Android optimized for AR.
7. Recon Jet
Recon Jet is a powerful standalone microcomputer with the onboard processing power, suite of sensors and networking capabilities you would expect from a tablet or smartphone. Its open platform and SDK allows developers to create apps for any activity where information, relayed direct-to-eye, changes the game.
- 3D accelerometer
- 3D gyroscope
- 3D magnetometer
- Altimeter & barometer application
Ambient temperature sensor
Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on
1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9On-board memory
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 8GB flash
Meta Pro is the most advanced AR eyewear on the market. Hailed the best looking AR glasses on the market by Forbes Magazine and winner of the 2014 CES Best in Show Award, the Meta Pro is superhero spec.
3D SEE THROUGH DISPLAY
- Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels (qHD)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- FOV Expander Lens: 35 degree field of view
- Shade Lens: 23 degree field of view
- Resolution: 320×240 (QVGA) pixels 3D time-of-flight depth camera with Field of View (H x V x D): 74 x 58 x 87 degrees
- Frame Rate: 30fps
- Resolution: 1280×720 (MJPEG)
9. Epson Movie Rio