Smartglasses, smart sunglasses, or smart sunglasses are fashionable, fashion-leading contact lenses that add information to what the wearer is seeing or through what he or she wears. In other words, smart glasses are a more advanced form of eyewear that merges virtual 3D images with the real world. Smartglasses can be defined as contact lenses that can alter their optical properties in real time, either by changing the focus of the lens on to a different object, changing the speed of the lens as well as the transmission of light.
There are two basic styles of smart glasses. There are the fully-integrated, hand-held devices that require the user to take out his prescription in order to see, and then insert the lens. This type of smart glass is also known as full-face smart glasses. The second style is more akin to the style of eyewear used by military special forces – the helmet-style smart glasses. These kinds of smart glasses come in single or double lens and are worn over a pair of prescription eyewear. These lenses allow for the most clarity and visibility of the scene while still preserving the ability to move quickly and easily in certain situations.
The use of smart glasses has become widespread because of the added benefit of increased ease of use. Most devices of this type require that you take your prescription in order to get a good fit; this can take hours or even days depending on your eye prescription. In addition, some devices cannot be worn while operating machinery or long distances. All these issues led to the development of smart-glasses, devices that can instantly transform a person’s vision into a crisp, clear image just by changing the lenses.
The most common types of smart glasses consist of two parts: the display lens and the connected specs, which are located inside the frame itself. These smart glasses, which come in many different styles, include clip-ons, helmets, bearers and connect with prescription spectacles via bone conduction technology. This means that the display lens is completely computerized, allowing for a full reversal of image quality based on the situation at hand. The connected specs, which are also computerized, work much like eyeglasses, allowing for the substitution of lenses and additional visual functions such as focus and distance.
Since the introduction of Bluetooth technology and other wireless technologies in recent years, smart glasses have become even more portable and capable of providing real-time applications. Most smart glasses use either the Internet or wireless data transfer in order to function, and many devices are equipped with standard web cameras and data cards for connectivity. Some also include a miniature computer complete with Bluetooth, a standard web camera and other standard features necessary for allowing for real time use. Many devices also include an internal rechargeable battery pack for extended operation between charges.
With so many new wearable technologies currently being introduced into the marketplace, the smart glasses market has benefited greatly from the technology evolution over the past decade. These devices allow for a full range of computer vision applications and allow for a remarkable improvement in mobility. Smart glasses have already revolutionized business use, making it possible for employees to collaborate across various distances, without having to carry their laptops. In the future, even further improvements and applications of these devices may be seen. Currently, these devices are being used to train police officers in traffic enforcement, provide information to construction workers while they are on site, and allow people to surf the Web using their eyes. All in all, smart glasses will continue to provide new ways to use wearable technology and improve functionality in many situations.