Collaborative project delivers glare-resistant augmented reality glasses

November 16, 2016  - By

pinnacle-ar-glasses-wHiScene, Inuitive and Heptagon have teamed up to take augmented reality (AR) another step forward with HiAR Glasses, HiScene’s next generation of AR glasses.

The companies worked together to develop a complete solution for advanced 3D depth sensing and AR/VR applications that delivers excellent performance even in changing light conditions and outdoors.

HiAR Glasses incorporate Inuitive’s NU3000 Computer Vision Processor and Heptagon’s advanced illumination. The combined technologies provide a superior and seamless user experience, marking a new standard in the current market.

The glasses’ AR operating system provides stereoscopic interactivity, 3D gesture perception, intelligent speech recognition, natural image recognition and inertial measurement unit (IMU) displayed with an improved 3D graphical user interface.

“We are committed to providing the best possible user experience to our customers, and for this reason we have partnered with Inuitive and Heptagon to create the most intelligent AR glasses available on the market,” said Chris Liao, CEO of HiScene. “The technologies implemented provide a seamless experience in a robust and compact format, without compromising on battery life.”

Inuitive’s NU3000 serves AR glasses by providing 3D depth sensing and computer vision capabilities. The solution acts also as a smart sensors hub to accurately time-stamp and synchronize multiple sensors in a manner that off-loads the application processor and shortens the development time.

“Inuitive’s solution allows Hiscene to provide the reliability, latency and performance its customers expect,” said Shlomo Gadot, CEO of Inuitive. “With Inuitive technology, AR products and applications can now be used outdoors without the sunlight interfering or damaging their efficacy thanks to cameras featuring depth perception.”

Heptagon provides infrared pattern illuminators, which were chosen to handle changing light conditions and plain surfaces. In addition, the range and field of illumination features of Heptagon’s LIMA stereo pattern projector ensure superior lighting and added texture for higher-quality images.

“Our wide field of illumination provides better gesture recognition, and our miniaturization technologies enable ultra-small, high-performance, low-power components for 3D AR/VR applications,” said Erik H. Volkerink, Heptagon’s chief business officer.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.