Science fiction movies have realized the fantasy of high-tech equipment; wearing a “Kingsman smart glasses” will be able to complete impossible missions like spies.

Image the near future: with smart glasses, we can not only project, record, and send during meetings but also identify real-world objects and humans to get information instantly. With the purpose of improving life styles with intelligence devices, imagination and potential applications for smart glasses have emerged like a wave ever since the launch of Google Glass. Recently, in the Mobile World Congress (MWC, 3/2-3/5, 2015), major brands such as SONY, HTC have introduced smart glasses and Virtual Reality (VR) headset. In Taiwan, the leading brand in smart wearables and IoT (Internet of Things), ChipSip, has launched the SiME Smart Glasses (SiMEye) in 2014.

  • Specifications and comparison for smart glasses (Reference: ChipSip)
Company/     Produce Name ChipSip/
SiME Smart Glasses
Epson/BT-200 Vuzix/M100 Google/Google Glass
Product      SiME:Smart Glasses Epson:BT-200:smart glasses    Vuzix:M100:smart glasses        Google:Google Glass:smart glasses
Support Apps on Android Devices

 V

with extended control unit

X

 X

Stand-alone Android System

V

X X

X

Display Resolution 800*480p color-LCOS 960*540 color-LCD 428*240 color-LCD 640*360p color-LCOS
Camera 5M/1080p 480p 5M/1080p 5M/720p
Features
  • Real-time information guidance
  • image recognition
Binocular AR glasses for fixed site Take photos and record videos, browse the internet, receive messages Text messages, live video sharing, photo shooting
OS Android 4.4.2 Android 4.0 Android 4.0 Android 4.4.2
CPU Dual core @1.2GHz Dual core @1.2GHz Dual core @1GHz Dual core @1GHz
Memory 1GB DDR3L/8GB Flash 1GB RAM/8GB Flash 1GB RAM/4GB Flash 1GB RAM/16GB Flash
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth4.0,GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0,GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth4.0,GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery 610mA/1hr 2720mA/6hrs 550mA/1hr 570mA/40-50min

 

Instant Image Capture + image recognition = access information readily

Application use of smart glasses is diverse, in a blink of an eye, consumers can be guided from offline scene to online information. Including practical map navigation, language translation; functional messages return, check list; entertaining simulation games, exercise scale, etc. The features are expecting to bring more convenient and interesting life experiences. Wearables combined with visual search create a potential development for more applications.

Image recognition’s range covers 2D, 3D, and videos, etc. Through scanning, you can get all the information from scenarios such as exhibitions, sales services and daily life.

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Take exhibitions for example, in the past we had to use headphones and enter IDs for each listening file. But now, image recognition in smart glasses can automatically start sensing and receiving interpretations such as text, voice, or image synchronously while users are looking at the work in front. In this way, the intuitive smart automatic guide can be achieved.

When applied to sales services, through the interconnection of smart glasses devices and cloud database, image recognition can offer consumers visual shopping and then stimulate the purchase. Thereby you can know more about items in a parallel viewing angle instead of being a phubber.

Every day you open your eyes, there will be multiple objects, scenes, characters continueing to enter your sight; for some, those are all possible business opportunities. This is the advantage of image recognition as well. The application scenarios of sci-fi movie adds to our imagination for future life. We expect ourselves to be like spies equipped with smart glasses, solving everything. Image recognition increases the value of smart glasses. How to enhance the ease of use and the cool of wear will become the next issue of the non-technical side.

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