ThirdEye’s X1 Smart Glasses uses augmented reality to perform any number of tasks, including recognizing individual people by their faces, which can potentially be helpful for those who are blind or visually impaired.
The product of Princeton, New Jersey-based technology firm ThirdEye, the X1 Smart Glasses feature dual-eye, 720p lenses that provide a truly immersive experience.
The camera can capture 13 Megapixel images or video at up to 4K resolution. The dual batteries, which are located in the arms, promise a reasonable 6 to 7 hours of battery life. The glasses weigh just 9 ounces, and offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. They charge via a USB-C port, and possess a microSD card slot for storage. The X1 Smart Glasses run a modified version of Android that ThirdEye developed itself. The company also plans to launch its own app store and plans to target everyday consumers at some point.
The product is currently being positioned as a custom solution for specific business, education and healthcare uses. ThirdEye will not only sell these customers the glasses, but also develop software for them.
The company has already made a facial recognition app that allows Alzheimer’s patients to put on the glasses, and see the names of their loved ones superimposed over the actual people. this could come in handy at large events, where you can’t remember all the names of people you’ve run into before.
Company reps said that the X1 Smart Glasses have benefits in the education market, where remote students can interact with their teachers using AR. They also said it would be a good tool for tourists, who can walk around a location, look at points of interest and obtain more information about what they see.
ThirdEye says that it has shipped a limited quantity of the X1 Smart Glasses to a few early partners for testing, but that it plans to produce and sell more units later this year. Because it varies by use case, there’s no definitive price for the product, but a company rep said that it would probably cost around $1,000 for individuals to buy, without any custom software development. You can learn more or place an order at ThirdEye’s website.