January 31st, 2013 | Add a Comment
Meta has high hopes for augmented reality glasses
Augmented reality glasses may be losing their hold on consumers, but that does not mean that ambitious technology companies have abandon their efforts to create wearable augmented reality systems. A relatively young technology start-up known as Meta has been developing a pair of augmented reality glasses that could reinvigorate the enthusiasm consumers have had for such a product in the past. The augmented reality glasses from Meta feature advanced technology that could literally change the way people interact with the digital world.
Glasses controlled by hand gestures
Meta is working to make a more engaging experience for consumers with its augmented reality glasses. Instead of providing wearer’s with simple digital displays that offer only a modest amount of control, Meta aims to provide immersive experiences whose various aspects can be controlled by a user’s hands. The augmented reality glasses feature advanced motion tracking software that is designed with a person’s hands in mind. This software allows the user to control the digital information they see with hand gestures.
Prototype shows off capabilities of glasses
Meta has developed a prototype of its augmented reality glasses in order to show off the system’s capabilities. The prototype is bulky and somewhat visually unappealing, but is not representative of the final product that Meta will release in the future. The company has plans to trim down the size of the augmented reality glasses and make them more fashionable. Meta’s top priority for the time being, however, is to ensure that it can deliver an engaging augmented reality experience that consumers will enjoy.
Meta may benefit from Google’s lack of augmented reality
There are a handful of companies that are working on developing augmented reality glasses. Several of these companies attracted a great deal of attention in the wake of Google’s Project Glass unveiling. Project Glass quickly became one of the most popular augmented reality projects among consumers, but reports that the product will not actually support inherent augmented reality have caused many people to turn away from Project Glass. This may be good news for companies like Meta that are developing similar products.
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Written by Jorge Gonzalez
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