First there was the keyboard, then the touch screen. Some tech companies say a wearable pair of glasses could be the next leap in technology, even if it didn't work out for Google glass. In the future we won't be only limited to our smartphones, when it comes to understanding the world around us. So this is our early investment in that future. The US-based company Snap's investment is this, the Spectacles 3 sunglasses. This third version is smarter than the previous ones. It has two cameras. The corner of the glasses lights up when recording video, and allows the wearer to put 3D objects in the video. Here are some flowers. Users can capture up to a minute of video.
In a very different application, the AM glass by Hong Kong-based Pacific Future allows theme park visitors to have a different kind of experience through Augmented Reality. During the launch of the smart glasses during Halloween, this park became extra scary. So there's a ghost everywhere mixed with the real like buildings. The glasses are used in theme parks in China and Malaysia, with a processor inside. These Augmented Reality glasses are designed for ages 12 and up, because of its weight and size. Augmented Reality security glasses made by Beijing-based Goolton can be used by police to identify suspects. He can set a blacklist and the skin in your crowded people and find your criminal very soon. Armed with facial recognition software, video or images captured by these smart glasses can be sent to security officials off-site for analysis. Of course there are privacy concerns with any device that comes with built-in cameras. One of the reasons consumers rejected google glass. Still the race is on for tech companies big and small to turn an everyday item like glasses into something smarter.
Elizabeth Lee VOA news