Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Featured Article: "Are Smart Glasses Ready To Succeed In 2018?"

 By Anna Kucirkova

 It’s been six years since consumers met Google Glass. To put it nicely…they were a flop (more on that in a bit). But we’ve come a long way since then.

We now have fitness trackers, smartwatches, and even smart shoes. Wearables are getting more convenient and less obtrusive every day.
Now, innovators are looking to strap something to our eyes. The overwhelming chatter in technology for 2018 is about glasses that will do more than help you see better.

Most smart glasses run on motion-detection sensors: They detect movement, personal gestures, and know to power up when a user puts them on. When the user takes them off, the glasses power down.
Most designs have built-in microphones for answering calls and are programmed with a touch-based interface within the frame. They even have apps that can be remote controlled from your smartphone or smartwatch.
The new debate is over the superiority of augmented reality (AR) glasses to smart glasses. Augmented reality is when something is shown on a screen (or glasses lens) that adds to what is physically there. Pokemon Go is the easiest example. Users look at the surrounding physical environment through their smartphone and digital Pokemon characters are projected onto that physical environment.

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