Babaali Smart Cycle Helmet With Smart Glass and Rear View Assist features a rear view camera and a Smart Glass at the front of the helmet to provide Bicycle riders with a clear and unobstructed view of the road in front and behind you at the same time. With the screen it also can support map navigation, speed, communications and any other handsfree app features during the bicycle ride. With Bluetooth inside, it also support answer a phone-call or stream music from your smart phone to the helmet, Babaali also show others smart bicycle helmets that they are already selling on the market, one with built-in LED turn signal indicators, controlling the LED lights by wireless remote control to turn right/left, double flash and fixed stop signal light. It is $129 with free shipping on Babaali’s website.
Valerie Riffaud‐Cangelosi, new market development manager at Epson Europe shows the new upcoming Epson Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses for Augmented Reality applications, for sale from October 2016. Using Epson’s new Silicon-based OLED dual-1280×720 projection heads-up display, with 100,000:1 ultra-high contrast, high brightness, very clear image. Markets include museums, arts and culture, drone piloting, healthcare and anything related to education and training. For example the aeronautics and automotive industry can use it to train new engineers into maintenance and to understand new materials, to be able to do the work while being able to see the information hands-free. Developers can customize, optimize and run their Android applications with the Moverio BT-300 on it’s Intel Atom x5 quad-core CPU with 2GB RAM and 16GB flash. Epson reduced the weight by 20% compared with Moverio BT-200. Epson can use the ambient light sensor to modify the brightness of the projection to the lenses that reflect the image to ones field of view, to optimize the battery life which can be up to 6 hours already with Micro-USB and power banks that can be used onto the remote box to extend the battery life indefinitely. Epson Moverio BT-300 also support Wi-Fi AC, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, MicroSDHC up to 32GB, and the remote can control the Android UI. Filmed in 4K with Sony AX53. Epson won the best wearable award at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe 2016 event, you can read more at http://idtechex.com
Garmin Varia Vision is a Smart Glass for Bicyclists, it is a water-resistant, very light module at only 29.7 grams that can be attached to the side of any sunglasses and it can mounted in the left or right side of your existing cycling glasses, support display the navigation and rider’s peripheral vision on the in-sight screen, support vibration notification for all incoming calls, message navigation cues and other alerts, it comes with a glove-friendly touch panel on the side for users to change different information on the screens of the Smart Glass. The battery life is up to 8 hours. Reference price will be around $400, starts shipping in the next few weeks.
Smart glasses are a big draw for Murata: the sunglasses shown here are to be used to control home appliances. The company representative demonstrates the switching of a light on or off using controls mounted on the side of the glasses, where they would rest on the ears, along the side. It features Bluetooth, pressure sensor and Infrared.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is shown in a real phone in LeTV Le Max Pro, with Qualcomm saying that they have 80+ design wins for the Snapdragon 820 custom 64bit processor, now to be mass manufactured on Samsung’s 14nm process technology. Qualcomm also shows their Snapdragon 820 Adreno 530 GPU demos showing off high-end graphics, virtual reality and new display technologies, also Qualcomm WSA8815 audio technology for better sound coming out of built-in speakers for the Smartphones and Tablets market. Scanning people in realtime using Project Tango type structured scanner, IR camera. Qualcomm shows IoT technologies, Qualcomm Vive 802.11ac WiFi with multi-user mimo. Microsoft Windows 10 running on ultra-cheap Qualcomm 210, 410, and Windows continuum extending the Windows 10 desktop from the phone through to the external display using USB Type-C. Qualcomm Atheros Multi-Gigabit 60Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11ad included with the Snapdragon 820 LeTV Le Max Pro Smartphone! Matterport 360 degre camera supported by Qualcomm Ventures and other startups demonstrated. Qualcomm launches Qualcomm 820A for the automitive market and the modular system to upgrade the ARM Processor and PCB of the car to make it future proof.
AltoTech Cool Glass On is the smart glass based on the Chinese chip maker Ingenic MIPS dual-core processor M200. It support basic functions such as snapping photos, recording videos, taking phone calls, and navigation and mire. You can check more exclusive videos about smart glass here: http://18.104.22.168/category/smart-glass/
UICO duraTOUCH makes it possible to use Smartwatches and Phones in any weather, with sweaty fingers, under the rain, snow, even while wearing gloves in the winter. As people come to depend on wearable devices and use them everywhere, users want touchscreens to work under any weather condition everywhere and anytime. UICO’s duraTOUCH projected capacitive (PCAP) touch controllers enable touch sensing to work in any environment, with rain, sweat, and using gloves also. duraTOUCH out-performs traditional PCAP that is in devices like Moto360 and Samsung Gear Live. It is ideal for wearable and IoT devices with super-low power requirements like 1X charge per week with wake on touch. duraTOUCH products include duraTOUCH controllers, touchscreens, and duraTOUCH Surface, a bendable wrap-able touch sensing surface. Look for this technology in the next generation of consumer electronics and wearable devices, you will now have technology that UICO previously shipped in millions only to customers in the heavy industrial and medical markets.
Topsky is the only supplier of headmounted micro-display based devices that I have seen at Hong Kong tradeshows who may be able to provide a Google Glass like experience starting at $230 per unit for a 100-unit minimum order quantity. The only negative things about it is the Ingenic MIPS dual-core processor (instead of using Rockchip or Allwinner ARM solutions), and the software is “not yet” provided by Google, this doesn’t run Google Glass UI, it doesn’t run Android Wear UI, it runs Topsky’s custom UI on top of Android, which looks good, but is not quite the same as having Google’s support. What could happen though, is Google people watch this video and contact Topsky below, or maybe some hackers get it and improve it somehow. I look forward to try it out some more to see about the voice-control capabilities, if it hooks into Google Now yet or some other voice command Android app, and how in general it may or may not manage to use any other Android app that may work good for this user interface. My dream is still (since CeBIT 2005) to live-stream from my face and see a live chat from anyone watching about which questions to ask the people that I interview in 4K. Crucial for this “vision” is for affordable Google Glass type devices to become available. These need to be mass produced, the price can be lowered further, then the software platform should be open and fully supported by Google and by everyone! Let’s make headmounted computing happen!
You can contact Topsky here (thanks for telling them you watched my video!)
Sofia Huang, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15815527996
Gold Tek, as a subsidiary company of Foxconn, was show the latest products on Computex 2015, include Google glass, smart watches, tablets.
Their latest Google glass module on Computex 2015, with a pico projector inside with resolution up to 1280*720, Easily synchronize with smart phone via WiFi or Bluetooth, photo and video recoding, navigation, voice commands, they are request orders from world wide now, MOQ from 10-15K.
Allwinner launches their sub-$200 Google Glass platform based on their Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, designed by Taiwanese design house Coretronic, it integrates the same optical prism engine optics and design as Google Glass, takes 5 megapixel pictures and 720p video with its built-in camera, with a built-in touchpad on the side for navigation in Android, it builds in a 680mAh battery. Also comes with WiFi, BT4, GPS and classic sensors, it could also work with voice control (all depends on Android support). The $199 end consumer price that I write here in the title depends on what the distributors and the brands decide to sell it for, it depends on design house costs to production volume to brand who sells it to consumer’s demand, the $199 price is me being enthusiastic and overly optimistic based on what I expect can be the demand, on what I expect some brand could decide to mass produce and sell large quantities for, based on what I know of the cost of Allwinner A33 (cheapest tablets sell below $30) and the expected cost of the microdisplay engine).
MediaTek launches their MT2601 Android Wear ready (soon) Smartwatch platform, and also they show off their Kopin micro LCD Smart Glass solution on MediaTek Aster MT2502. In my opinion, these are the best looking Smartwatch and Smartglass at Mobile World Congress 2015. The Smartwatch that MediaTek is showing is designed by GoerTek and it runs Android 4.4 for now but Android 5.0 with Android Wear UI is coming soon for the MT2601 platform according to MediaTek. MediaTek MT2502 is running an ARM11 core to run the MediaTek LinkIt OS while MediaTek MT2601 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 to run a full Android Lollipop with Android Wear soon supported! This is perhaps the optimal low cost Smartwatch and Smart Glass solution for the market, finally available from MediaTek, with soon to come Lollipop thus Android Wear supported.
Specs of the GoerTek MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch:
– 1.5” circular TFT LCD 320×320
– IPX7 waterproofing
– BT/BLE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G cellular supported
– Android 4.4 OS (Lollipop Android Wear soon!)
– PPG heart-rate sensing
– Built-in microphone and speaker
Vuzix is showing their next generation 1.4mm display engine that can fit into products that look like normal sunglasses, will support augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D. Intel just invested $25 million to buy 30% of Vuzix to help Vuzix get that next generation smart glass design to the consumer market sooner.
Sony 4K World Cup TVs and cameras, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet, Sony Smart Glass, Sony E Ink SmartBand Talk, Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear, 4K Camcorder with Sony Xperia Z3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Sony Playstation 4 demos, Sony Action Camera, Sony RX100 and more.
The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)‘s portable interactive surface can carried anywhere and enables you to project a fully function from a variety of different devices such as Android devices. The surface can be as large as 20″. The device received a Hong Kong ICT award for 2014. Astri also makes a headmounted display. Unfortunately the demo is somewhat buggy.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014
Aprolink is a Taiwanese company that is currently working on smart watch and smart glasses solutions. They are showing their new smart glasses along with a smart watch with a small OLED display. The smart glasses module is detachable that can be put on and off even in your prescription glasses. The smart glasses are powered by a Rockchip RK3168 CPU. The device has a HD micro display by Himax and runs Android 4.2. The smart glasses can be connected with other devices with its Bluetooth 4.0 and has a battery life expected up to 3 hours with its 500mAh battery. Aprolink smart glasses can be controlled by a touchpad that is located on the right side of the device and the retail price is expected to be under $500.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014
Optinvent is a technology hardware designer company that is working on a augmented reality and smart wearables like glasses.
Optinvent ORA is the smart glasses device that Optinvent is working on at the moment. The ORA feels fairly well built and has a number of design features that are intended to make it usable for all types of workers in various industries. ORA glasses have mounting points for prescription lenses. The Optinvent ORA is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and features a very small-screen version of Google’s operating system. The device is controlled using the touchpad, which moves a cursor.
The glasses have an arm that moves up and down, which can place the display directly in the user’s eyeline or just below it for quick glances. What that “True AR” mode effectively amounts to is a tilting display, one that can sit just below your eye-level for a “dashboard view” of incoming messages and other notifications, or moved right into your field of vision if you plan on going full-RoboCop. Google’s Glass by comparison always places onscreen information above your eye-line.
Other specs include an eye-searing 3,000 nits brightness level, an ambient light sensor, a rechargeable battery good for between 4 and 8 hours of usage and a display that when positioned right in front of your eyes is the equivalent of having an 85-inch TV dangling off your face. The battery is said that will last three hours with intensive use or eight hours with typical use. The Optinvent ORA price starts at €699.
Optinvent is based in Rennes, France and Silicon Valley, United States.
Kopin Corporation shows their latest wearable computing microdisplay, the Pupil display module, it’s tiny and can be integrated directly into the top frame of Glasses, no need to add a layer in front of the glasses like Google Glass anymore. Pupil see-through optics, with its height smaller than the pupil of the human eye, allows see-through and see-around without obstructing the outside view. Kopin’s microdisplays with the Pupil optics provide the most compact Smartglass microdisplay modules that can show vivid and bright images, even under full sunlight.
Vuzix is showing their $1000 Smart Glass headmounted computer solution uses a compact WQVGA 16:9, 1Ghz OMAP4430 Powered, White Pearl display module and ultra-low-power driver IC from Kopin Corporation, 16GB Flash, 32GB MicroSD support, head-tracking sensors are 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis Accelerometer and 3 axis Magnetometer. 600mAh battery offering 1-2 hours of display usage but much more can be achieved with an external 3800mAh battery pack. Camera does 5megapixel photos and 1080p video. Mounting options include over head, Safety Glasses and can be used on either left or right eye. They have an SDK for further Android development for it links up using Bluetooth 4.0 to Android or iOS host device. You can read more about it here: http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/
Chipsip Technology at the Rockchip booth at CES 2014 presents their PCB Design using the ultra low power dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3168 SoC using POP Memory in a form factor that can fit in a Google Glass type of device, Rockchip powered. This means SoC, RAM and Flash all occupy the same space as the SoC alone, the rest of the PCB being for a few more things like Bluetooth/WiFi, sensors, power management and a few more. This design thus can fit in a headmounted Android computer configuration, display the Android UI in the heads-up display, here using the the same HIMIX display that Google uses in Google Glass. Taiwan based ChipSiP Technology is a PCB Design house who designs Rockchip based PCBs and products, they are also working to integrate the Rockchip RK3188 in this type of Google Glass like form factor. The price of end-units all depends on the volume of mass production, it would be expensive if volume remains low, but the price can come down to much lower if these designs are quickly mass produced.
Here is ChipSiP’s contact informations (please only contact them if you are a serious bulk purchasing potential customer):
ChipSIP Technology Co Ltd
Jay Hsu, Assistant Manager, Logic SiP Division, Project Control and Management
Telephone: +886 988 867 129
Glashion is a Google Glass project that allows you to buy fashion products that you are looking at. Look at any fashionable bag or dress on a bypasser or in a store, and then the app queries the ShopStyle API for similar matches based on object recognition technology. You simply tell Glass when you see a product, “Ok glass, I want this!” and you can then buy the product with a blink. At least that is their idea.