Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This rendering is what Meta wants augmented reality glasses like Google glass to look like.


Meron Gribetz, founder and CEO of Meta wants to build a version of Google Glass that is fashionable and people would be more comfortable wearing. The company’s basic mission is to create computerized glasses that are everything Google Glass is not — stylish, cool, and non-distracting. 

While the above picture is a concept Meta is currently working on, check out what they have launching in April 2014. They're called Spaceglasses, and they have the potential to completely change the way we approach computing.


Hardware: Augmented Reality 3D Glasses
Twin 960x540 see through TFT LCD displays at 23 degrees Field of View, via HDMI 720p RGB camera via USB 320x240 Infra-Red Depth Camera via USB 9 degree of freedom sensor (3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis compass) via USB

Software: Augmented Reality 3D Glasses Chess 3D Sculpt+Print Tool, in partnership with Game Draw 3D Laser Tag Voxel Editor MetaCraft, a MineCraft simulator Unity 3D SDK For Developers Unity 3D Surface Tracking for markers, features and featureless surfaces. Unity 3D Hand Tracking including hand meshes, skeleton and gestures. Depth map and RGB feed fully accessible for custom computer vision work. Example applications from the above list as open source code for you to work from

Requirements: Windows-based PC Unity 3D if developing apps


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