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Bose is developing 'AR glasses to hear'

Bose is developing 'AR glasses to hear' Bose is developing 'AR glasses to hear'
Sandra Phillips | 12 March, 2018, 17:40

This includes the ability to look at signboards and have them translated to your native language, or let users look outside a window to pull up a weather report, or get detailed information about a painting that they are looking at in a museum. But that is not what Bose is envisioning. At the ongoing Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Bose has announced a pair of augmented reality-based smart glasses but the company is taking a different direction. The Bluetooth compatible glasses, complete with a microphone, have the Bose AR acoustic package embedded discreetly into each arm, meaning they are fit, function and look like standard eyewear but sound and function like Bose headphones. No integrated lens, no camera.

The Bose AR glasses are not almost the finished product, but this product will purportedly tell you information about objects in the real world that you are looking at.

In a statement, John Gordon, vice president of the Consumer Electronics Division at Bose, explained that the company's new technology is aware of the way the wearer is facing and is capable of immediately connecting "that place and time with endless possibilities for travel, learning, music and more".

The glasses are backed by the Bose AR platform that comes with a singular objective of improving daily life by providing relevant information.

Bose is developing 'AR glasses to hear'

In a post on its developer site, Bose said, "Bose AR is a platform, which means others can develop both apps - for music, travel and education, among others - as well as wearables - including headphones, glasses and helmets".

Bose AR is debuting with a miniscule, wafer-thin acoustics package developed specifically for the platform, that is a testament to the future of mobile micro-sound with power and clarity that will impress anyone. To encourage the startup community to begin work on the new platform, Bose has also gone ahead and set aside $50 million to invest in companies that create apps, services and related technologies for the Bose AR platform.

So who knows, maybe popular brands will be able to implement this into their trendy sunglasses before we can book our 2019 holiday.

The company is already working with ASICS Studio, Strava, TripAdvisor, TuneIn and Yelp on collaborations that will provide content for the wearables, while MIT's Media Lab and the NYU Future Reality Lab are also playing around with prototypes.

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