Olympus America Inc. announced the launch of the EyeTrek Insight EI-10 Smart Glasses in the US. The patented optical system in the EI-10 is intended to enable users to see its display without blocking eyesight and easily access information whenever needed without interfering with their activities. The eyewear uses an OLED display with 640 x 400 resolution and 13º field of view. The system has a 2 MP camera and 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The system incorporates both wireless LAN and Bluetooth technology for wireless connection to a network or to peripheral devices. The EI-10’s battery life of 30-60 minutes can be extended using hot swap to allow for extended use in a variety of demanding business settings.
The EI-10 is equipped with an attachment mechanism that allows it to be mounted to safety glasses or prescription glasses. Embedded sensors allow for navigation of the user interface and applications, which include photo and video capture and playback, QR code reader, and utility functions for custom developed applications.
The device is equipped with the Android operating system and users are able to develop customized applications via the development tools provided by Olympus. Additionally, Olympus is currently partnering with product and software developers to further enhance users’ experiences with the El-10.
Partners including Rochester Optical which has worked with Olympus to develop prescription eyeglass frames with an integrated EI-10 mounting mechanism. Westunitis, a Japan -based software company, provides business solution software for use with the EI-10.
The EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 will be available in November for an estimated street price of $1,499.99