Sony has announced that it is launching a new device, the Sony SmartEyeglass , which is a prototype device similar to Google Glass, although it will work in a slightly different way than Google Glass, the company previewed the device earlier this month.
The Sony SmartEyeglass will connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then display information from your smartphone in front of your eyes.
Sony is released a SmartEyeGlass Software Development Kit (SDK), and it is looking for developers to create applications for the device and its smartphones.
SmartEyeglass is equipped with a diverse range of sensing technologies, including a CMOS image sensor, accelerometer, Gyroscope, electronic compass, brightness sensor, and microphone. SmartEyeglass utilizes these features, together with GPS location information from the connected smartphone, to provide information optimized to the user’s current circumstances. Sony has leveraged its unique hologram optics technology to develop a lens that achieves high transparency of 85% and thickness of just 3.0 mm, without the use of half mirrors that obstruct the user’s vision. Furthermore, the monochrome display ensures that while energy consumption is lower than a color display, high luminance (up to 1,000 cd/m2) is achieved, to deliver a screen with clear readability that allows the user to easily read text in a wide range of environments.
The device will work with Android smartphones that are Running Android 4.1 and above, it comes with a 3 megapixel camera, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Sony has said that the new Sony SmartEyeglass will go on sale to developers by the end of the year, as yet the company has not revealed any information on pricing.