Bose Announces The World’s First Audio-Based Bose AR Glasses
Virtual and Augmented Reality are expected to be the next big thing in the tech industry. In fact, over the past few years, the technology has grown tenfolds. Using these technologies, companies are coming up with products, which completely change the way we interact with our surroundings.
Bose, a well-known audio technology company, has announced a new platform called Bose AR. The idea is to focus on what you hear, rather than what you see. This is similar to Intel’s smart glasses. However, unlike Intel’s visual-based AR, Bose uses sound as the AR element.
What is Bose AR?
Most of the AR-based platform is built on visual elements. However, the Bose AR is a platform which uses sound as the AR medium. Bose demonstrated this platform on a pair of sunglasses. In fact, the Bose AR technology can be implemented into headphones, eyeglasses and helmets with ease.
The company tells that, the glasses will be useful for people who travel a lot. The technology can provide proper information on a place like the Eiffel Tower or a crowded market in London. Similarly, in day to day life, the glasses can come up with basic information like weather details, reading signboards or even translating a food menu.
The Bose AR SDK is now available for the developers. Similarly, the company has fixed a grant of US$ 50 Millions for start-ups.