Google Glass might have started the augmented reality trend in glasses, but many more devices have been launched which provide advanced augmented features. One such device which made its debut in this year’s CES is Optinvent’s ORA-S. This device is said to provide a true augmented reality experience to its users. This AR glass has been created by combining Optinvent’s see through display- ORA-S and Wikitude’s SDK. Its patented ‘Flip-Vu’ feature enables the glass to position the virtual image directly in the line of sight of the users.
Users will be able to get an amazing visual experience with ORA-S. The unique feature which makes this set of glasses different from others is the patented ‘Flip-Vu’ feature. This technology allows the display to be flipped in two modes- the ‘AR’ mode and the ‘Glance’ mode. The AR mode allows the users to view images in a true augmented reality way by displaying the images directly in their line of sight. The Glance mode on the other hand, displays information below the users’ line of sight. Hence, the users can switch between these two modes just by adjusting the handles of the glasses.
The glasses have a see through capability and the display is not only bright but it also has a large field of view. There are various features which make this see through display a viable product.
Along with the patented display engine, there are several other features of the ORA-S. Some of them include:
- Front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Ambient light sensor
- 9 axis motion sensor
- Sunglasses with photochromic lenses
- Rechargeable battery with 8 hours battery life
- Resolution of 33 pixels/ degree
- Full color landscape mode 4:3, which is see-through
- Android 4.2.2 operating system.
Applications of ORA-S
This wearable tech can be used for various purposes apart from augmented reality. It enables a lot of hands free applications like messaging, GPS or navigation, gaming, mobile video, etc. Apart from this, it can also be used in vertical markets like industries, sports, defense, medicine, etc.
The developer version is only available as of now and can be bought from Optinvent’s site.
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