Vuzix Corporation is out to bring the world’s first mixed and augmented reality content eyewear in the form of the Wrap 920AR. This latest offering can be espied with an integrated stereo camera which enables users to view a mixture of the real-world environment and computer-generated imagery. This portrays video game characters in a realistic light and gives an impression that they are actually popping out of the screen.
The new offering from Vuzix gives a single 1504 x 480 side-by-side image which can also be seen in 3D stereoscopic video. The video eyewear offers users 67-inch display as espied from 10 feet away. The sunglass-style product features a 6 Degree-of-Freedom Tracker which provides stunning accuracy of yaw and roll pitch as well as X, Y and Z positioning in 3D space. The acclaimed gadget has also received many accolades and awards.
Vuzix CEO, Paul Travers stated, “The Wrap 920AR offers the world’s only sunglass styled Augmented Reality experience. This state-of-the-art video eyewear, offers consumers an AR solution only available in handheld devices to date, merging the real world with the digital in a pair of glasses makes for world changing experiences from industry to gaming. With the Wrap 920 AR, Vuzix brings exclusive new capabilities to the consumer.”
Other specifications of the Vuzix Wrap 920AR include a 1/3-inch wide VGA Digital Image Sensor with 752H x 480W resolution. The frame rate is noted to be 60 fps while the Dynamic range is >55dB linear and >80-100dB in HiDy mode. The company states that the Shutter efficiency is >99% and the ADC Resolution is 10-bit column parallel. The Wrap 920AR is compatible with PC and Mac systems and requires Windows XP SP2, Windows7, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher.
The Wrap 920AR eyewear which showcased at CES 2010 can be acquired for $799.99 when it hits markets by the second quarter of this year.