Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses

Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses

Intel Vaunt project tries to take the stigma out of AR glasses

Vaunt also addresses one of the Glass' other major issues.

Intel provided the first exclusive look at the Vaunt smart glasses to The Verge, which gained access to a prototype of the device in December. What do you guys think of Intel's Vaunt smart glasses? Well, it's been pretty tough to fit a miniature display and a decent-size battery into traditional eyewear.

Intel has managed to tuck in the electronics in the sterns and control a very low-powered laser that projects a red, monochrome 400 x 150 resolution image into the user's eyes. "If you wear prescription glasses, the prescription is used for looking at the world, but not for the image we send you".

The hardware packed inside the smart glasses has been completely custom-designed by Intel.

"There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone (for now)", wrote The Verge's Dieter Bohn.

Vaunt also doesn't try to be something straight out of a science fiction movie, it only aims at providing the users with simple heads-up notifications. Other sensors that Vaunt comes integrated with include compass, an accelerometer, as well as an app processor. The likely sales channel is the the optician/prescription glasses stores, as they already offer the necessary services to get Intel's Vaunt fitted for your vision.

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Intel seem to be keen on keeping the device as least noticeable and intrusive as possible, hence the low weight at around 50 grams, and the fairly regular glasses aesthetic - a far cry from the Google Glass.

Weight: 33 Grams or 1.2 Ounces 18 hours of battery life Bluetooth Support for iPhone and Andriod devices Custom Intel processor Early access later this year in 2018 Pricing is not now available.

What's put on display will be contextual too; don't expect your Twitter feed to be a look away but instead you might get walking directions or restaurant ratings as you glance at the building in question. Future models are expected to be equipped with a microphone and access to smart assistants like Alexa or Siri.

The Intel Vaunt does not look like smart glasses at all, save for the small red light that will sometimes be seen on the right lens. And since the image is beamed to the back of your retina, it won't matter whether you have prescription lenses or not to see the image.

Over the past several years we've seen many companies attempt to create augmented reality smart glasses that provide a HUD display that can provide vital information in your daily life.

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