A low-key, San Francisco-based company Osterhout Design Group, who specializes in military technology, has recently announced that they will be releasing augmented reality glasses to the public this year.
The glasses are going to be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, a global navigation satellite system, as well as sensors for finding out where you’re looking. Expected battery life will range from one or two hours to a whole day on a single charge, depending on their usage, and the glasses will be running on a modified version of Android.
ODG believes that its augmented reality glasses will be between the likes of the Google Glass and Oculus’ virtual reality headset.
“You can’t watch a movie or browse the Internet on Google Glass. Even developing for it, it’s not standard Android; you have to do pages methodology. And on the other end of the spectrum is Oculus. It’s immersive, you get lost, but you’re not able to see through and it’s not mobile. You need a hefty PC. ODG falls in the middle.” says ODG vice president, Nima Shams.
The glasses are capable of high-definition video playback, video recording, and laying visuals over the real world, and much more. The consumer version of the glasses is going to be 30 percent lighter and 20 percent smaller than the military version of the specs in order to blend well and look less aggressive when worn in public.
The glasses are also going to be much cheaper than the military version, costing less than $1,000 compared to $5,000 for the military version. ODG plans to release the glasses by the end of the year.
More information on the augmented reality glasses will be uncovered at the upcoming CES 2015 on January 6-9.
This article was syndicated from Business 2 Community: Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses
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