German technology company BoschIntroduced lightweight smart glasses with many features, including navigation, calls, viewing text messages, interacting with other gadgets, reminders, an alarm clock, notes, and more.
In addition to computing and sensor components,Smartglasses Light has an optical platform consisting of mirrors of a microelectromechanical system with an ASIC controller that accurately directs a low-power light beam into the user's eye. The glasses are equipped with a 350 mAh battery, which lasts for 14 hours. continuous work.
The product is primarily intended for drivers and cyclists, but can also be used in everyday life, for example, during cooking or going to the supermarket.
The teaser video (below) shows howthe cyclist views the turn-by-turn GPS directions in the form of arrows with a distance that changes as one approaches each turn. The following demonstrates viewing a shopping list and a recipe, with its subsequent adjustment by double-tapping the frame.
Bosch BML500P light drive weighs just 10gram and is small enough so that it can be installed in glasses of various styles. The company also claims that the optical system can be built into glasses with curved and even corrective lenses.
The technical specification says that glasses can communicate and exchange data with other smart devices, but this function is not shown in the video.
Questions are raised only by the projection, which, judging by the video, is located right in the center of the user's field of view. This feature can interfere and even create risks when driving.
Previously, the company also introduced a laser projection module that turns any surface into a touch screen.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: Bosch