ThirdEye Pushes the Boundaries of the Augmented Reality Experience with their X1 Smart Glasses

Devices like ThirdEye's X1 Smart Glasses could be the future of education, industry, and entertainment. Their sleek, hands-free design looks good and works great.
Christopher McFadden

ThirdEye showcased their X1 tech at CES 2018. Here they unveiled their plans for their fully integrated Augmented Reality (AR) tech and software. ThirdEye has a highly experienced R and D team with tons of patent experience with AR Hardware and Software for U.S. defense projects amongst many others.

Their new X1 Smart glasses are set to push the boundaries of AR hardware. Their X1 packs the latest sensors and chips all wrapped up in an aesthetically and ergonomically appealing headset. Users will experience 1280 x 720-pixel binocular display which ThirdEye reassure is equivalent to a 90-inch screen at around 3 meters.

According to their website:

"Packed with powerful sensors, the latest optics & a long battery life, the X1 smart-glass from ThirdEye allows users to experience the next generation of Augmented Reality." - ThirdEye

ThirdEye have not only focussed on making pushing the boundaries of Smart glass but have also worked hard on the supporting AR software behind them. This software enables their X1 glasses to provide live audio and video between remote users all hands-free. Users can move between 'windows' via moving their head from side to side. 

The X1 could revolutionize education and site work

These glasses could also be used by on-site operatives to collaborate with other remote team members. The device has a three-screen interface that allows users to have a choice between a clear field of vision, video/audio files or data. Each screen can be accessed by simply rotating their head. 

ThirdEye Pushes the Boundaries of the Augmented Reality Experience with their X1 Smart Glasses
Source: ThirdEye

Other real-life applications of this technology could include options for a relatively unskilled or inexperienced technician. They could alleviate the need for expert hire for small jobs and the associated costs that go along with that. With the three-screen setup, on-site technicians could have an uncluttered clear view of the task at hand in the middle screen. When they turn their head to the left they could be greeted with a video screen whereby they can communicate with a remote technical expert or customer representative. When they turn their head to the right they could access a "data" screen that has a string of instructions or other relevant data, FAQ's or troubleshooting information.

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In the above scenario, the technician could troubleshoot and identify an issue with a piece of equipment. All the while whilst liaising with the customer or a technical expert and review a schematic or other piece of information relevant to the task at hand. This would be ideal for hands-on training of new staff, for example.

ThirdEye Pushes the Boundaries of the Augmented Reality Experience with their X1 Smart Glasses
Source: ThirdEye

It could also be used by Universities to see professor's live POV for more intuitive learning options. ThirdEye is also working on 3D AR rendering for course curriculum and interactive campus tours, for example. ThirdEye's X1 could also be fantastic for highly technical training for tasks like medical procedures or assembly of machinery.

ThirdEye is currently taking pre-orders for their product. Shipping dates and pricing are yet to be released.

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