Today is a monumental day for Explore Engage, the launch of our first crowdfunding campaign with http://www.pozible.com/2020ar
Tomorrow our CTO and co-founder Paul Kouppas will be starring in Charlie Brown’s http://www.cybershack.com/tv-episode – be sure to tune in if you are in Australia or look out on the site following the 18th November 2012. There are a couple of little surprises in the show as we take an active public showcase of our eyewear over the next couple of months.
The range of rewards caters to various interests and invites enthusiasts of AR, consumers, gamers, cyclists, medical fraternity, gadget lovers and others to access more effective means of overcoming problems of the past.
The major technical choice for rewards is between monocular and binocular – in some ways this is a personal choice and of course binocular may provide a more “balanced” visual experience. As it involves another optic component (we partner with Optinvent) it will add more weight to the form factor. What we have been proud to produce is a reasonably stylish pair of glasses that is side weighted, not front weighted and has a highly responsive
Huge deserved kudos and a lot of recent excitement has been around the Project Glasses by Google which achieved 18M+ views and Oculus Rift eyewear which raised $2.5M from 9,500 enthusiastic backers largely the gamer community. Both will have different uses cases as will our 2020AR glasses. Whilst Google’s “Explorer” (nice name) HMD’s enable a great locative aware visual dashboard near the eye, they do not truly mix the digital world with the real one allowing the same focal point. Explore Engage’s 2020AR Pozible project does. Whilst Oculus Rift allows for an amazing field of view, it again doesn’t act as a true augmented reality experience. Explore Engage’s 2020AR Pozible project does.
The nature of the augmented reality eyewear we have made with see through lenses means that a user can focus on the task at hand, or the task ahead and have less need to change focal distance without disturbance or deleterious effect to their performance. In the first instance we see great use cases for cycling and motorcycling HMD’s and simple CPR education however later to move towards sophisticated surgical/medical applications.
As a chance to input into the project at http://www.pozible.com/2020ar for those without the funds for the see through augmented reality glasses, there is a chance to be involved in some eyewear advancements. We have an AR game that will be developed using images of the funders faces which will be on our eyewear at first but also iOS and Android mobile devices as a fun legacy of this project. Essentially we are welcoming people to our testing pool and we look forward to the new application ideas and builds.
So if you are thinking of the most impressive present for this Christmas, for yourself, a corporate gift, or something to share with the group, or you just want to be on to the most cutting edge new opportunities in human computer interfaces, then please visit http://www.pozible.com/2020ar and pick up your reward, share, favourite, like and comment.