The technology is currently available just for businesses, but we’d like to see it offered to the large public as well

Modern cars have head-up displays that show information in front of the driver, in such a way that he or she won’t take the eyes off the road. But how about a pair of glasses that could do that, coupled with all the features of a GPS system, face recognition, and the ability to use 3D content in conjunction with what your eye perceive as reality? Sounds too sci-fi for you? Well, the technology is already here thanks to Rokid Glass.

What is Rokid Glass?

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Coming after two years of development, Rokid Glass in one of the products offered by Rokid Inc, a Chinese company that focuses on the application of AR, AI, and robotics in various fields and industries. What they’re doing involves coming up with a smart personal assistant gadget that complements the human factor in a great variety of tasks and jobs. This is where Rokid Glass comes into play.

Essentially a near-eye display device, they allow you to share your field of vision to other people - perhaps your direct supervisor, a colleague, or a partner located on the other side of the planet. This way, you can connect to someone who can provide assistance and get to keep your hands free and ready to perform the task at hand.

OK, but what does Rokid Glass display?

For starters, the user can get location information and more specifically, turn-by-turn navigation directions to a particular point of interest. It’s like having a miniature GPS system integrated into the lens of your sunglasses. You can also get weather information and pretty much every sort of case data you can think of.

The glasses are also packed with features, such as the voice assistant, vision assistant, and the object and face recognition functions. Indoor navigation is also possible.

Face recognition, for example, is said to offer an accuracy rate of 99.8% and a response time of less than 200 ms at a distance of four meters from the subject. At the same time, the vision assistant lets users overlay 3D content over a physical environment and interact with it - a tool that could come in handy for architects and designers. Rokid also says that its glasses weight just 150 grams, so here’s how they fare against other types of glasses:

For now, the company is focusing on the way its Glass can help enterprises. But having a pair of glasses that can harness both the power of AI and AR could spawn thousand of applications in daily life. Think of a driver that can have the information normally displayed in the instrument cluster or on the HUD straight in front of his/her eyes, on a glass lens — no more looking away from the road and hopefully, less accidents or unwanted traffic incidents, regardless how small.

Perhaps the solution would be even more useful for bicycle or motorcycle riders, who depend on both they hands to remain upright. With perhaps a helmet fitted with this technology, a rider would be less prone to making mistakes due to lack of attention.

For now, the price tag remains unannounced, but you can check Rokid’s website and pre-order the glasses.

Rokid Glass specs

Rokid Glass specs
Weight 150 g
Battery 4-5 hours of active use
Operating system Android 7.1
Camera 12 MP
Audio 2 microphones, stereo sound
CPU Qualcomm APQ835
RAM 4 GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, USB-C
Resolution 1280x960
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