Facebook Plans Ray-Ban Smart Glass as Eyes AR


Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would launch its own smart glasses next year as part of an alliance with smartphones with eyewear titillorelaxotica.

Ray ben Branded spectaclesIn one step Facebook In Wearable technology, According to the Chief Executive Officer, is an initial step in a project to create future eyewear that augments real-world ideas with data or graphics in the future Mark zuckerberg.

“They are going to take the next step on the road to reality glasses and they look great as well,” Zuckerberg said in a presentation he made while launching a developers conference dedicated to his virtual reality platform. Oculus.

Technical specification of Smart glasses What was produced by the Franco-Italian firm was not disclosed.

Zuckerberg explained that engineers in Project Aria team are experimenting with eyewear.

This partnership will be accompanied by a mix of Facebook apps and technology Luxottica Brand in smart glasses and Essilor lens technology that helps people stay connected to friends and family by tapping on the Internet.

“Combining a brand that is loved and worn with technology by millions of consumers around the world that has brought the world closer together, we can reset expectations around the wear” Rocco Basilico, chief wear officer of Luxottica said that The release.

“We are paving the way for a new generation of products destined to change the way we see the world.”

Zuckerberg warns that there is still much work to be done for stylish glasses fitted with sophisticated augmented reality Capabilities.

Challenges include development The sensor, Software for camera capabilities and “mapping” that wearers see around them in real time, so visuals can be enhanced with virtual imagery.

“Imagine a pair of glasses that adds one 3d Layer of useful, contextually relevant and meaningful information on top of the physical world “Facebook said Post about the project.

“This kind of device can help us to do everyday tasks better, such as finding your keys, navigating a new city, or capturing a moment; but it’s about moving through the world. Can also open a new way. “

Privacy design

Facebook emphasized privacy and data protection are priorities in the project, especially when it comes to cameras built in eyewear.

The technology firm was clearly trying to avoid the kind of backlash that the VXA Google glass Subsequently, the smart eyewear project Launched seven years ago.

Cameras built in glass gear sold to developers angered They are banned In some businesses. Google supported the shutdown The consumer version of Glass focuses on planning and commercial uses.

The test will consist of only 100 people Aria The prototype, according to Facebook, primarily in the San Francisco and Seattle areas.

Project Aria research participants will record in Facebook offices, their homes and public places, but will not record anything in places such as stores or restaurants without written consent from the establishments.

The company stated that only with the consent of all members of the household would the recording be allowed in the wearer’s homes.

Separately, Zuckerberg Announced Second generation Oculus Quest The head gear is made lighter, more powerful available for orders at $ 299 (about Rs 22,030), a lower price than its predecessor.

Shipping of Oculus Quest 2 will begin on October 13.

Zuckerberg has described virtual reality As the next major computing platform, and it has the potential to reduce the feeling of working remotely, learning or being socially isolated due to the epidemic.


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