The number of augmented reality smartglass vendors is increasing, with rises seen at both CES and MWC this year, compared to the 2015 shows. Taiwan’s MIC says that there are now more than 100 companies operating in the space.
“As AR companies continue to enhance basic and advanced features for the enterprise market and make improvements to draw individual consumers, smartglasses [are] anticipated to become more widely accepted,” said senior research analyst Raymond Hsu. “The increase of business uses and growth of shipment volume will in turn stimulate the development of key components and bring down production cost. As such, it is predicted that by 2018, shipment volume of smartglasses will reach 1 million units.”