Intel Working On AR Smart Glasses That You May Like

Angelica Greene
February 7, 2018

Thanks to their discreet design, Vaunt probably won't freak people out when you're wearing them in public, unlike Google Glass.

A giant Silicon Valley company decides you might like to wear a computer on your head - so you can see helpful digital information floating right in front of your eyes. The company is working on a pair of smart glasse called Vaunt, which aim to fix most of the issues that plagued the smart glasses from other companies like Google.

Intel recently gave The Verge an exclusive look at its Vaunt smart glasses.

The Vaunt prototype uses a low-power laser for projecting a red image onto a "holographic reflector", and vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. Well, simply put, it's the lasers that project the text onto the display of the Vaunt for you to read with your eyes.

"They come in several styles, work with prescriptions, and can be worn comfortably all day", he added.

Days after Bloomberg's report went live, The Verge's Dieter Bohn posted a video showing off a physical prototype of the Vaunt smart glasses. There is no button, no glowing LCD screen, no speaker, and no microphone.

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According to Intel, the image will let users know notifications like birthdays and send a notification from the phone.

From outside, the Vaunt looks like any other ordinary eyeglass, while on the other side sits a low-powered class-one laser, an accelerometer, a processor, a Bluetooth chip as well as a compass. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the glass is said to get artificial assistance at some point in future. And the key to success seems to be avoiding looking or feeling like Google Glass. Also, the display would not be visible unless the user looks at it. Intel is also reportedly planning to integrate Alexa for voice control and a microphone into the smart glasses. The image is then reflected onto the retina.

Intel has made a decision to let the world in on its secret smart glasses project which it's calling Vaunt.

This is why all the electronics in Vaunt's smart glasses are fitted inside two little modules, which are placed into the stems of the glass.

Gaming is one area that's attracted consumer interest in virtual reality and augmented reality devices, but Vaunt isn't likely to make much headway in that market. According to Intel it will start an "early access program" later this year to allow developers build apps and imagine use cases for the new platform.

Unlike the Google glass, Intel's Vaunt is non-intrusive, so a simple glance forward and the graphics display is not blocking the user's vision.

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