There are very few, if any, competitor to Google Glass, but that’s hopefully changing this coming year. To get us started, Lumus is introducing its smart glasses, a chunkier eyewear with computer enhanced lens that overlays graphics over the right lens, giving the wearer a 640×480 pixel display, unlike Google’s peripherally projected images. Lumus also comes with a 5 megapixel camera and a motion sensor.
They’re not the most stylish wearable computer out there, but Google Glass also looked a bit chunky at first. Lumu first showcased its prototype in March of 2012, and this current design is a huge improvement. It still takes design cues from Google Glass, but it’s not much worse.
DK-40Lumus has developed a fully comprehensive wireless, stand alone dev kit: the DK-40. The monocular system consists of a small form-factor VGA resolution optical engine providing a 25° FoV, onboard OMAP processor running Android, embedded 9DoF motion sensor, 5MP camera. Enabling direct image overlay over the wearer’s main line-of-sigh, coupled with the motion sensors and camera, the DK-40 enables True Augmented Reality capability. Additionally, the unit comes with an SDK to program the onboard AP and a client program that enables an Android phone to serve as a wireless remote control and mobile network back channel.With a socially aesthetic look, light weight and ergonomic comfort, the DK-40 enables maximum wearability and provides both OEMs and select developers with an ideal platform for Wearable Computing and AR.
Lumus is presenting its eyewear at CES in January of 2014.