Eye-wear for AR!
With the announcement of Google Glass augmented reality eye-wear (or head mounted displays as they were called before) suddenly became a hot topic. With the announcement of Google Glass augmented reality eye-wear (or head mounted displays as they were called before) suddenly became a hot topic. Since Delft University of Technology has been developing augmented reality headsets for a long time together with the AR Lab (TU Delft is actually one of the pioneers in this field), we are following Google's developments with high interest. How will our soon to be released eye-wear compare to Google's?
Since we have not been able to try Google's prototypes ourselves, yet, we can for now only compare their mentioned specifications. It is clear though that both systems are aiming for different goals. Google seems to be focussing on making a hud (head-up display), a virtual screen with relevant information which is always in your view, while the AR Lab aims to develop an immersive augmented reality experience. Our focus is to merge virtual 3D-objects with the real world in a seamless way. Our eye-wear has build in stereo cameras, capturing and processing our surroundings in real-time, making it possible to add the virtual content in a convincing way. More information on our eye-wear can be found here.