Sony Unveils Wearable that Transforms Glasses with Digital Display

  • Thursday, December 18th, 2014
  • Author: Tim Maytom
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sony display moduleAhead of showcasing it at CES 2015 next month, Sony has released details of its Single-Lens Display Module that can transform normal glasses into smart glasses using a digital display.

The gadget is mounted on the frames of normal eyewear, and incorporates a 0.23-inch OLED display, which for wearers is the equivalent of viewing a 16-inch display from two metres away.

The device also includes wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity, and weighs in at around 40g, around the same as a complete Google Glass headset. Sony seems to be aiming primarily at sports users initially, with the high-resolution microdisplay making the device suited to outside use.

The first models, which Sony is preparing to mass produce for early next year, will be strictly for business partners, which includes eyewear makers. Sony will also be releasing an SDK for partnering organisation to develop software and broaden the consumer and business applications of the device.

“This display module possesses the potential to enrich users lives in a variety of ways,” said a Sony spokesperson. “By simply attaching it to a pair of fashionable glasses, goggles, sunglasses, or other type of eyewear, you can instantly gain access to visual information that adds a level of convenience to your everyday life.”