AR Glasses Help to Guide the Elderly

A €1.2 million research project in Germany has created a pair of smart glasses designed for elderly people. Created by ADAMAAS (Adaptive and Mobile Action Assistance in Daily Living Activities), the glasses are based on an eye-tracking platform from Sensomotoric Instruments. The eye-tracking system is combined with a binocular head-mounted display, which uses a miniaturised LCD-based projection lens system.

The glasses use augmented reality to identify problems, react when mistakes are made and provide situation- and context-specific help on the virtual display. This help can take the form of text, images or an avatar performing an action. Research on memory, eye tracking and computer vision are being combined on the work.

Baking a cake or making a coffee are some of the actions that the glasses can help to guide a wearer through