SmartEyeglass – A Look at the Prototype

Sony caught many tech enthusiast’s attention when the patent for their smart glasses went viral on the web. Well, Sony showed off a prototype of their smart glasses to developers and the world during the Wearables DevCon. The Sony smart glasses actually look pretty slick.

SmartEyeglass

Sony’s smart glasses, SmartEyeglass, looks like a normal pair of eyeglasses and they display information, in green, right in front of the users through the see-through lenses.

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The SmartEyeglass’ have a binocular-type display, which helps make text more comfortable to read by making it look far away. The device also has an embedded camera and microphone; and it has the most common sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope and a compass.

Unlike most smart glasses, this device is controlled with a separate touch pad that has power, navigation, and camera buttons. As for applications, you have to connect the smart glasses to an android phone where the applications for the smart glasses will run, and interact with the glasses.

Here is the complete technical overview (from sonymobile.com):

  • Binocular see-trough eyewear display.
  • Monochrome green colour.
  • Maximum display brightness: 1000cd/m2.
  • Embedded camera.
  • Accelerometer, gyro, compass and brightness sensors.
  • Microphone.
  • Bluetooth v3.0.
  • WiFi – 802.11b/g/n.
  • Separate controller with touchpad along with power, navigation and camera buttons.

That’s really all the information that was provided about the device during the convention. They didn’t provide any information about when the device or the SDK might be available.