Employees designer glasses Michael Pachleitner Group have no reason to consult desktops, tablets or outdated paper files to find products in its warehouse of over 2,000 square meters. The information is right before your eyes.
The Austrian company recently equipped its employees with a device placed on their heads and displays digital information. A lens, which is located in front of one eye, giving visual indications via a Wi-Fi to find the 1.4 million items stored. The device frees your hands and also confirms that chose well.
In July, six warehouse employees use the device all day, reducing selection errors by 60%, says finance director, Neil Lambert. “At first we were skeptical” about the device, which reminded him of military equipment had seen in movies. “It was a pleasant surprise to see that it works.”
The apparatus of U.S. $ 13,000 made by the Austrian company Knapp AG offers a glimpse into the future of “augmented reality”, using transparent screens to superimpose digital images on the view that a person of the physical world.
The rise of smart phones connected to the Internet and advances in screen “front display” are accelerating the development of all types of augmented reality devices.Such devices have been viewed with skepticism for a long time because be uncomfortable, ugly and expensive, and be reserved for corporations and military agencies.
Google Inc. made a splash last month when they presented a futuristic device that essentially become a lens on a computer screen. The glasses, which placed a lens over right eye, show digital information such as maps and e-mails in the glass. People could control the device with voice or gestures. The company has tentative plans to sell its device Google Glass from 2013, according to people. A spokesman declined to comment.
Meanwhile, companies like Lumus Ltd., Vuzix Corp., Laster Technologies SAS and Recon Instruments Inc. also hope to convince skeptical consumers to use devices that transmit directions to one place while you drive or screens built into ski helmets show speed.
Computer experts envision a world in which people use devices like glasses with an integrated camera and use applications that recognize objects and faces, using technology called “artificial vision” – and automatically obtain information from the Internet or other sources.
For example, a tourist visiting another country might be a device like this and use an application to overlay on your visual field translations of signs, traffic signs and shop names.
Knapp began working in localization device in deposits when buying lenses Lumus the Israeli firm. Lenses can create the effect of watching images on TV of 87 inches at a distance of three meters. Lumus said that working with several hardware manufacturers to produce consumer devices with their lenses, but declined to comment further.
by Jay Thadeshwar, My Profile