none

AMAZON GAINS PATENT FOR AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES

23-10-2015
by 
in 

Amazon has filed a patent for augmented reality glasses, which may hit development.

The US Patent and Trademark Office, describing smart glasses that can work both wired and wirelessly connected to a device, published the new patent. The glasses will be able to display video or images from the device to in front of the users eyes.

If the user presses on the tablet, the display surface on the glasses will turn transparent. 

"On the one hand, a large screen is beneficial for watching movies, playing games and even reading e-mail comfortably,” reads the patent.

 “On the other hand, the larger the screen, the bigger the device, which may be less desirable for a light and portable product. Another problem consumers experience with portable devices, like tablet devices, is the lack of ability to immerse themselves in a tablet experience, such as watching a movie on an airplane.” It continues.

The aim of the headset is to switch between immersion and reality, something that was not achieved by Google Glass.

Although the patent seems promising, like many other patents, there is no clear indication if a model will be sold to consumers anytime soon.

Amazon has made no comments.

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 21.05.2018
    21.05.2018
    by      In
    New from Control Logic, the Puls Dimension CP range of low-voltage power supplies combines high efficiency, premium quality and reliability, and space saving design from 5 to 20A.
    The advanced electronics in the CP range has unity power factor with minimal heat loss and low inrush current. Features... Read More
  2. 21.05.2018
    21.05.2018
    by      In
    A novel remote hose disconnector from hydraulics specialist Enerpac aims to eliminate the release of hydraulic fluid into the sea during the installation of transition pieces at the base of offshore wind towers.
    The environmentally friendly development – which allows full recovery of all connected... Read More
  3. 21.05.2018
    21.05.2018
    by      In
    Available from Treotham Automation, igus tribo-tape films are ideal for any application where smooth, silent, simple and lubrication-free sliding motion is required. The tribo-tape reduces abrasion, enabling easy sliding and reduced wear. The films can also be used as edge protection and product... Read More
  4. 21.05.2018
    21.05.2018
    by      In
    Packaging greatly influences the branding and integrity of food products. The ability to detect leaks in packaging is essential to ensure the freshness, quality and consistency of food products.
    The last thing a consumer wants is to find that food recently bought from the supermarket is rotten and... Read More