Google Glass, the wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) developed by Google, now may have a rival from innovative Japan. Takahito Iguchi, an entrepreneur comes up with his device named Telepathy One.
Iguchi and his team showed off prototypes (two working and others mockups) of the wearable image-streaming glasses to the media. The new device was showcased at an event in New York City on the 23rd of April. It was a definite rave amongst the people.
The Telepathy One also has to be worn on the head in front of the eye and wrapped around the ears. This particular product has earbuds that fit into the ears, so you can presumably hear audio functionality when they add it in.
Telepathy is different from Google Glass in that it has an optically projected small screen in front of the eye of the wearer, and a cell phone app controlled by the partner captures the images that the wearer sees on a tiny screen.
The device will also be able to take photos or videos from the headset and stream those images to the partner’s cell phone app, however at the event; the prototype didn’t have that functionality.
The innovator Iguchi emphasized that his product aims to enable users to share everything they see with their loved ones. The core aspect of the product is the sharing of experiences in real time between people over a distance.
This product is not a threat to Google Glass right now; it is yet to be born in its full glory. While it is a fun product, it is still in its beginning stages; a team of 8 people is working on the development that was initiated in Jan 2013. The team is looking for developers to the team within this venture.
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