Intel Joins the Race:The Vaunt Smart Glasses
Virtual and augmented reality is one of the hottest tech trends today. Unlike other headsets, Intel’s latest VR/AR headset is a product of near-perfection.
Unlike most other AR and VR goggles, Intel’s Vaunt headset uses a Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (a low power laser) to beam the 400 x 150 pixel image onto your retina. According to the U.S. Food and Administration’s standards, it is safe to look at this laser for extended periods of time. This image is painted onto the back of your retina, allowing the glasses to not have to carry a bulky camera like the Google Glass. This technology works by allowing the user to only have to see the holographic display when they choose to. If you are not looking down at the display, it would seem as if it doesn’t even exist. Unlike the Google Glass, there is no swiping or tapping needed. When you receive a notification, you can simply nod your head to the side to dismiss it or bring it into the frame to view. Intel’s goal is to streamline and simplify all aspects of the display screen. For example, if you were at a restaurant, it would show its Yelp review. If when you were cooking, and ask Alexa for a recipe, it would display it through the glasses.
Intel has made the right jump by treading waters in this field. The Vaunt glasses not only offer an identical look compared to a normal pair of glasses, but has also made it easier for developers to simplify the lives of many individuals. Later this year, Intel plans on having an “early access program” for developers. The price and release date are to be released, but Intel assures us that they plan on partnering with other companies to do bring these glasses to the market.
Although this technology is relatively new, it will be up to developers to make the best of it. Intel’s Vaunt prototype has been tested by the Verge and works as expected, In the future, Intel plans on creating its own AI system, app store, and companion app for this headset. The margin of growth is quite high.
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