Sony Corporation has announced the development of “SmartEyeglass,” a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible smartphones to superimpose information such as text, symbols, and images, onto the user’s field of view.
According to Sony, SmartEyeglass is equipped with diverse range of sensing technologies; including a CMOS image sensor, accelerometer, Gyroscope, electronic compass, brightness sensor and microphone.
SmartEyeglass utilises these features, together with GPS location information from the connected smartphone, to provide information optimised to the user’s current circumstances.
Depending on the smartphone application the device, SmartEyeglass can be wirelessly-connected to a smartphone, for a wide range of usage scenarios, including the ability to view navigation information while walking, check a recipe while cooking without taking their eyes from their hands or view information related to a certain player while watching a sports game in a stadium.
It works with smartphones running Android 4.1 or later and Android 4.3 or later to use the video functionality of the camera.