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Atheer Offers a Wearable Display That's Glasses, Not Glass 33

Posted by timothy
from the look-deep-into-my-opaque-lenses dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new competitor to Google Glass was unveiled Thursday at the AllThingsD conference. Unlike Glass, it shows augmented reality content in 3D and is driven by hand gestures and voice input." Here's a video demo. If you think complaints that Google Glass is creepy have merit, take heart: these aren't for walking around with.
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Atheer Offers a Wearable Display That's Glasses, Not Glass

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  • "I'll be bach!" ??

  • than people with Bluetooth headsets gabbing away as if they're schizophrenics talking to their imaginary friends.

  • by capedgirardeau (531367) on Saturday June 01, 2013 @05:51PM (#43885759)

    That demo was not augmented reality (at least the first half, it was too boring to watch the whole thing). It looked like a display system at best.

    The user had to pick their location from a globe they could spin. Then they pick their home offices? What did that have to do with augmenting the reality of them standing on a stage wherever the conference was looking at three well known people.

    Augmented reality is about looking at the world and having the computer augment what your eyes are seeing. It could be mundane stuff like yelp or tripadvisor ratings above stores or hotels you are looking at, or something cool like tracking the pulse of a person you are looking at to see how they react to questions you ask. It could be anything overlayed on your current scene that would augment the information you eyes can normally collect.

    Awkward gestures to pick a location from a globe and read a newspaper that has nothing to do with your current reality is not it.

    I like how they pointed out the user could see the people and scene on stage as well as the overlayed graphics we were seeing on the screen. What use would that be to see people standing around or whatever the scene while I tried to read a newspaper?

    They should just be honest and call them a 3d glasses based display with a kinect glued to the top frame of the glasses for input.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Those hosts have to be worst ever.

    "Ok now here is a demo of some new tech, now EVERYONE TALK AT ONCE!!!"

  • The two hosts should have let the representative give his demonstration in peace, instead of constantly interrupting him mid-sentence. It made the whole presentation nearly unwatchable

    • by Anonymous Coward

      The two hosts should have let the representative give his demonstration in peace, instead of constantly interrupting him mid-sentence. It made the whole presentation nearly unwatchable

      This is how average Americans talk to each other. Ever see an American talk show? Those guys have their own shows because they're the champions of it. It's also why average Americans repeat themselves so much. Even when you are listening and don't interrupt them, they are so used to running it on autopilot that they do it anyway. And heaven forbid you actually take a few milliseconds to formulate a thoughtful response about a nuanced topic - they'll just start repeating themselves again like you're slo

      • by funkboy (71672)

        Do you think generalizing about the inhabitants of a country of 320 million people/10 million km2 will help the problem?

      • by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Sunday June 02, 2013 @08:17AM (#43888339) Homepage Journal

        This is how average Americans talk to each other. Ever see an American talk show? Those guys have their own shows because they're the champions of it. It's also why average Americans repeat themselves so much.

        Well no. We repeat ourselves because the average American doesn't listen. Interruption is just a symptom of that. They're not really aware that you're saying something, they're more caught up in deciding what they're going to say next.

  • by twistofsin (718250) on Saturday June 01, 2013 @06:18PM (#43885913)
    "A new competitor to Google Glass.."

    "If you think complaints that Google Glass is creepy have merit, take heart: these aren't for walking around with."

    Okay so .. where does it compete with Google Glass again? Just because they both hang on my face it doesn't mean they are vying for the same market.
    • by Myopic (18616) *

      More like comparing Pink Lady apples to Honeycrisp apples. They are very similar products, but not exactly the same. I would compare it to the similarity between Bluetooth and Wifi.

  • http://hackaday.com/2013/05/31/jeri-spills-the-beans-on-her-ar-glasses/ [hackaday.com]

    What she is making sounds cool. And she doesn't make you watch an ad (bastards!). Though the pod cast is like 30+ mins.

  • Now I'll never be able to tell the schizophrenics from everyone else on the street.

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