Friday, October 18, 2013

The Future of AR Eyewear

"Forrester Research recently reported that over 20 million U.S. consumers are willing to wear augmented reality devices," goes the post on Wired. "Earlier this year, IHS forecasted that the adoption of AR in smart-glass devices will drive volumes of 10 million units through to 2016. Apps will be critical to driving the success of glass, in fact IHS stipulated “Google is betting the house that developers will produce some compelling applications for Glass.” Topping the list of apps that will define the glass experience are AR related apps, which are designed to add an extra layer of information or experience to that which is being seen. Without AR apps, the forecast sinks to just 1 million units which — an indication of the lengths to which AR will impact the wearable market." Read more.

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