Samsung’s own take on Google Glass could be coming soon.The device described in a Samsung patent has a camera for each eye, a transparent screen for each eye and a bevy of sensors to track head movement.
The design looks like Google Glass-style smartglasses.
Several new patents filed by the company show that its smart glasses might have features that Google Glass can only dream of.One major feature that Samsung has patented would allow users to interact with 3D images projected by the smart glasses.
“The new smart glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can lead to an exciting culture of communication,” the Samsung exec said. “The smart glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets.”
On the outside of Samsung’s concept device there are a bunch of LEDs and sensors to track head movement and position. It seems that Samsung is working on a system that’s similar to the head-tracking tech used in VR headsets by Oculus and Sony.
With 3D cameras, two AR screens and what looks to be a small, wearable form-factor, if Samsung actually makes this, it could be a head mounted wearable for the people.
The same Korea Times report suggests that Google Glass could finally be ready for mainstream consumers by the end of the year….