Google Glass might be a forerunner in the world of augmented reality glasses, but this has also sparked off an arms race, so to speak, when it comes to AR headsets that are in the market, or at least, about to hit the market. Laster Technologies looks set to change the way we look at AR headsets with the introduction of the SeeThru AR headset. It must be noted that the SeeThru headset itself lacks a camera in the first place, which means that we do not have to worry ourselves silly with anyone snapping your photo or recording a video of your current antics.
Well, what makes the SeeThru headset interesting then? It will make up for its lack of visual data by using an entire suite of integrated sensors. These sensors would be a trio of individual gyroscopes, accelerometers and compasses, ensuring that your headset will be able to know just where your eyes are looking at at that particular point in time.
As for picking up the kind of data to display for the user, it will be handled by a bunch of apps and games that have been downloaded onto your smartphone beforehand. Relying on Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, it will hook up wirelessly to the SeeThru headset, where the latter will access your phone’s apps, data connection and sensors. The SeeThru headset will sport a 25 degree field of view at 800 x 600 resolution, with a battery that can run anywhere from 6 to 8 hours on a single charge. [Kickstarter Page]
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